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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

II. Armed conflict and peace processes in Iraq, Syria and Turkey

Chapter:
6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Ian Davis

This section reviews the complex and interlinked armed conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Turkey. During 2020 the government of President Bashar al-Assad continued to consolidate its hold in Syria, and a March ceasefire in Idlib province led to a further reduction in large-scale hostilities. Iraq remained a fragile, largely post-conflict state with weak institutions and growing protests. Iran remained an influential presence in Iraq and Syria, and Iranian–United States tensions spilled over into Iraq. Turkey intensified its military operations in northern Iraq, while the protracted armed conflict in the south-east of Turkey also continued. The Idlib ceasefire brokered by Russia and Turkey cemented their roles as key power brokers in Syria, while US influence in the region continued to wane.

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-006-div1-030.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-006-div1-030.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-006-div1-030.xml
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