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Rise of Syrias Urban Poor: Why the War for Syrias Future Will Be Fought Over the Countrys New Urban Villages.


AD1042460

Publication Date 2014
Personal Author Kilcullen, D.; Rosenblatt, N.
Page Count 10
Abstract Syria's urban poor fight the Assad regime for the soul of Syria's cities. Syrian government troops have abandoned large swaths of countryside to a fractured opposition, focusing resources on key loyalist leverage points: keeping connected the big four cities Aleppo, Damascus, Homs, and Hama, and maintaining a path to the coast. This intensely urban conflict is a byproduct of over ten years of rural village migrations into the outskirts of Syria's ancient cities. Fueled by economic necessity and a persistent drought, these villagers created vast, insulated neighborhoods of urban poor. Three things characterize these communities: they are predominantly controlled by the opposition, they have been among the hardest hit during the conflict,and their guns and recent political activism mean they will be a key power broker in the post conflict order.
Keywords
  • Urban poor
  • Government policy
Source Agency
  • Non Paid ADAS
NTIS Subject Category
  • 92E - International Relations
  • 45D - Sociopolitical
Corporate Authors Horizons Research Labs., Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Supplemental Notes PRISM , 4, 01 Jan 0001, 01 Jan 0001, See also AD1042450
Document Type Technical Report
Title Note Journal Article
NTIS Issue Number 201806
Rise of Syrias Urban Poor: Why the War for Syrias Future Will Be Fought Over the Countrys New Urban Villages.
Rise of Syrias Urban Poor: Why the War for Syrias Future Will Be Fought Over the Countrys New Urban Villages.
AD1042460

  • Urban poor
  • Government policy
  • Non Paid ADAS
  • 92E - International Relations
  • 45D - Sociopolitical
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