Faysal al-Miqdad Appointed to Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Following the Death of Malid al-Mu’allim (November 22, 2020)

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad issued Degree No. 332 on November 22, 2020 and appointed Faysal al-Miqdad as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates to replace Walid al-Mu’allim, who died on November 16.

第2次フサイン・アルヌース内閣(2020年11月22日外務在外居住者大臣交代)

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Shingo Hamanaka (2020) “Rebuilding Leviathan: A Quantitative Analysis of Internally Displaced Persons, Syrian Refugees, and Citizens in Aleppo.” Presentation Paper at the Annual Conference in the Southern Political Science Association.

Shingo Hamanaka (2020) “Rebuilding Leviathan: A Quantitative Analysis of Internally Displaced Persons, Syrian Refugees, and Citizens in Aleppo.”

Eight years have passed since the Syrian Arab Spring began. Many Syrian people lost their homes, assets, friends and family, and faced unparalleled tragedies. Today, the major war is over within the Syrian territory, aside from in the Idlib governorate. For Syrians, their work now focuses on the rehabilitation of their society and in rebuilding the Syrian Arab Republic. In other words, the people must again accept a social contract with a brutal and repressive authoritarian regime in the aftermath of the Syrian Civil War. Our research interest is as follows: How much patience do Syrian IDPs have in living with the political order as rebuilt by the Assad Administration and its allied nations? Despite calling it a “civil war,” the Syrian conflict has been internationalized by two camps (Russia and the United States). Therefore, in this study, we attempt to find evidence that recognizes the difference of attitudes toward the allies of Assad and the enemies of the IDPs and Syrian citizens in order to inquire about the psychological difficulties for people with severe experiences to accept Damascus’s authoritarian rule again.

 

Report of Simple Tally of “Middle East Public Opinion Survey (Syrian Refugees in Turkey 2019)” (CMEPS-J Report No. 52) (English)

Joint research project “Roles of the Informal Actors in Reconstruction and/or Destruction of the State: Case Studies of the Arab East” has published English new report “Report of Simple Tally of “Midle East Public Opinion Survey (Syrian Refugees in Turkey 2019)”” (CEMPS-J Report No. 51) (PDF / HTML) in Publications.

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