Leiden Safety and Security Blog


Tag: Balkanization

  • Syria: Assad or opposition?

    Syria: Assad or opposition?

    Western reluctance to become militarily involved keeps the Syrian secular opposition powerless, leaving Syria one alternative for the Assad-regime: Radical Sunni groups. If these seize power, Syria as a multi-ethnic nation-state will cease to exist.
  • The Arab uprisings

    The Arab uprisings

    The Arab uprisings' initial demand, or hope, for democracy in the Middle East by now seems replaced by a fierce struggle for power – sectarian in character – between the different actors in the region.