Governance, not airstrikes, will topple ISIS in Syria

  • Neil Quilliam

    Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House

    زميل مشارك، برنامج الشرق الأوسط و شمال افريقيا

The only way to undermine ISIS in Syria and Iraq is to make sure that those living under its control can see credible and durable alternatives within their reach. Western governments should prioritize supporting local governance initiatives, as they will not only help Syrian communities endure the conflict, but could also reassure Syrians and Iraqi living under ISIS control that alternatives do exist.

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