Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) were identified by their peers as influential in the life of Syria. In the chart below, the left column ranks the prime actors from most influential in shaping the life in Syria (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).
The chart also shows the classification of prime actors into five stances indicating the actor's support and contribution to inclusive nationalism for Syria, starting from the most committed (Core) to the least committed (Saboteur).
Amount of influence of the Druze in the life of Syria, and their commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the Druze according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Druze ranked 28th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Druze according to its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria (also indicated in the same row by the colored rectangle). Of the 25 prime actors who participated in the assessments, more agreed that the Druze falls under the category of 'Follower'. A prime actor assessed as Follower is seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves its own interests.
In response to the question, “How are the Druze important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They are an isolated people. Some work with the revolution, some the regime.” (230784)
"Most are neutral, but some support Assad.” (233881)
"They do resist the government.” (231211)
"They are part of the fabric of society, but are not part of the conflict.” (238631)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are part of the nation.” (221211)
“They comprise 4-5% of the population.” (221641)
“Some support the regime, some support the revolution.” (220291)
“They are an important part of Syria. They are a powerful ethnic group. They are neutral to the conflict.”
“They are a minority with a respected leader in Lebanon.” (223911)
“They resist the government.” (221211)
A Round 1 participant stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“I hope to connect with the Syrian Druze. I expect they will be bridge builders after peace.” (215261)