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Syria: The civil war that reconfigured the Middle East 

November 07, 20197:00 p.m.
Casa Árabe Auditorium (at Calle Alcalá, 62). 7:00 p.m. Free entry until the event’s capacity is reached.
In English and Spanish, with simultaneous translation.

Marwan Kabalan and Leila Nachawati are two experts who will be giving this conference to us on Thursday, November 7, organized by Casa Árabe and the International Center of Toledo for Peace (CITPax).

The event will include presentations by Marwan Kabalan, a director of political analysis at the Arab Centre for Research and Policy Studies in Qatar, and Leila Nachawati, a professor of Communication at the Universidad Carlos III of Madrid, and a co-founder of the web portal Syria Untold.

Moderated by: Karim Hauser, Casa Árabe’s Coordinator of International Relations.

The Syrian crisis has not only lasted for over eight years now, causing major human loss, as well as hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced persons, but has also morphed since the initial peaceful protests on the streets of Deraa to a civil war, then continuing its transformation, becoming a conflict with obvious interference by regional and international powers. Russia, the United States, Turkey and Iran are just a few of the most visible State role-players, but we must not forget about non-State role-players, including different Kurdish groups, on the one hand, and extremist organizations, on the other, which are shifting the balance in the field. The most recent movements have once again shaken up a chessboard in which Ankara, Washington, Moscow and the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus are repositioning. At this conference, we will discuss the current state of affairs and the effects on the civil population, whose demands have been overshadowed, and talk about how the conflict has reconfigured the region.
Syria: The civil war that reconfigured the Middle East