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 High Negotiations Committee in the life of Syria, and its commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria.

25 prime actors participated in the following:

  • Determining the rank of the High Negotiations Committee according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the High Negotiations Committee ranked 19th most influential prime actor.
  • Assessing and classifying the High Negotiations Committee 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 High Negotiations Committee falls under the category of 'Builder & Solver'. A prime actor assessed as Builder & Solver is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is its mission.
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In response to the question, “How would you strengthen the High Negotiations Committee, a prime actor seen as fully committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria?”

A Round 3 participant suggests: 

"Get them connected to the ground so the people feel represented by them." (233121)


In response to the question, “How is the High Negotiations Committee important in the life of Syria?” 

Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):

"As a political negotiation process they are important as a path to start a peace process. The members have debatable influence on what actually is happening in Syria.” (233121)

"They are controlled by international influences. No one is helping them.” (230713)

Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):

“It has been imposed on the Syrian people. They have no say on the ground. Most used to work for the Syrian government. They just changed uniforms.” (220291)

“They are the most inclusive representative of the opposition.” (223911)

"I agree [with the Round 1statements]." (221641)

Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

“They are mandated by the international community and Security Council.” (215261)

“They showed a political track can be inclusive. They replaced the Coalition. They are able to do what the Coalition and Syrian National Council couldn't do, reach out to people in Syria.” (212041)