Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية



Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 1 of 5

       Highest rating: 5 of 5

       Average rating ( 13 assessments): 3.6 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 0%

      Champion: 15%

      Conditional: 23%

      Neutral: 8%

      Opposed: 54%

Round 3 suggestions to weaken this actor who was mostly seen as opposed:

       "Do a change of power toward a more democratic and secular style." (235781)
        "The United Nations and the international community should block them from intervening in neighboring countries with economic sanctions. Designate the organizations they support as terrorists." (236371)

Importance of Iran in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

    "Their military presence, logistics, supplies, and money. They had strategic luck in negotiating the agreement with Obama. Obama cared more about the agreement than Iran's activities in Syria.” (239312)

    "The other face of the regime.” (236592)

    "They have supported the Assad regime, and sent the Revolutionary Guard to assist. They have played a role in legitimizing Assad's role.” (233121)

   "Hezbollah.” (235781)

   "The devil.” (236371)

   "Ally to Russia. Feeds arms to Syria. They don't help with rebuilding or strategy, only weapons.” (233531)

   "Important throughout the Middle East because they are exporting revolution.” (230713)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “They are important, even to the United States, because they provide strategic balance between the Shia and Islamists.” (221641)

   “Major regional player, defends the Assad regime.” (226591)

   “Like Hezbollah, killer of Syrian people. They have an argument with the Assad regime.” (220291)

   “They are occupying Syria.” (221211) 

   “They are very influential in Lebanon and Iraq. Syria is one of their most important bases. There is talk of the Shia Crescent.” (221641)

   “They are bringing a new religion, changing the demographics of Syria.” (221211)

   “Supports the Syrian government. It has troops on the ground and influences Hezbollah, which is also on the ground. It has strong relations with Russia.” (228631)

Round 1 statements (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):

   “They support [Assad] with money and the Shia.” (218631)

   “Spends $35 billion to support the Assad regime.” (216921)

   “$500 million/month supplies Hezbollah.” (215261)