Ninety-six (96) local, regional, and international organizations and entities (prime actors) have been identified 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 Egypt in the life of Syria, and the commitment of Egypt to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of Egypt according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, Egypt ranked 32nd most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying Egypt 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 Egypt falls under the category of 'Opportunistic'. A prime actor assessed as Opportunistic 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 is Egypt important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"It is in the Arab League. It holds weight as a regional power. It holds an anti-Islamist position, and a role as a stabilizer.” (239312)
"They have stated they will support Assad against terrorists. They are sending fighters.” (230713)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“It has relations with both the regime and the internationally recognized opposition. It's not part of any major conflict. It has a long history with Syria.” (228631)
“They were influential in the beginning before Morsi was replaced.” (221641)
”It is a major, influential Arab country, one of the few left since Syria and Iraq are at war.” (228631)
Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“It is a large Arab country.” (215261)
“It houses the Syrian Coalition. It integrates refugees.” (218631)
“It houses some of the opposition.” (215261)