Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية




Amount of influence in the life of Syria

20 local, regional, and international organizations most influential in the life of Syria (prime actors) named and ranked Iraq according to its influence. In the chart below, the left column ranks prime actors, from most influential (Russia) to the least influential (Relief International).

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

More prime actors assess Iraq as "Opportunistic" than any other category. The Alawites are seen as willing to build a sovereign, stable, inclusive, and developing Syria, but only when it serves their own interests.

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Peer assessment of Iraq's importance in the life of Syria

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

      "Their inability to control their own borders.” (239312)

      "Only important for fighting forces.” (230713)

     "Iraq is an instrument in the hands of Iran. They are fighting IS, but they will be affected by the international sanctions on Iran.” (233881)

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

   “They are part of the Shia Crescent, therefore always interested in Syria. Iran uses Iraq to keep balance.” (221641)

   “Deeply involved in ethnic and sectarian policy. They are a highway for Iranians coming to Syria.” (220291)

   “They send terrorists to Syria.” (221211)

   “They will always have influence in Syria. They will have good relations, not opposing, not tight.” (221641)

   “Closest to the Syrian regime of the Arab countries, so they can carry messages. Also their role in the fight against ISIL.” (223911)