New Policy Brief: Syria’s “Moderate” Armed Opposition

My Policy Brief for Small Arms Survey was published, analyzing the comparative organizational capacity of the “moderate” Syrian armed groups.  It draws on interviews  I’ve held with FSA commanders in southern Turkey last year.

The brief forms part of Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) programme and can be found online here:

http://www.smallarmssurvey.org/de/sana/publications/listed-in-chronological-order/dispatches/sana-dispatch-5.html

Syria’s Armed Opposition: A Spotlight on the ‘Moderates’, a new Dispatch from the Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project, investigates the moderate opposition: what types of organizations have they developed? How do they acquire resources, including fighters and materiel? How do they govern the territories they hold? And among so many opposition groups, how do they coordinate with their allies and define their enemies?

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