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 the Muslim Brotherhood 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 Muslim Brotherhood according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Muslim Brotherhood ranked 27th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Muslim Brotherhood 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 Muslim Brotherhood fall 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 the Muslim Brotherhood important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They are neither Muslim nor brothers.” (233881)
"They were made by the United Kingdom, and are still working under their umbrella.” (231211)
"They played an important role in the revolution. They are supported by Qatar and Turkey. They are more problematic to the solution than helpful.” (238631)
Round 2 participants stated (Aug. 2016 - Oct. 2017):
“They are one of the oldest political parties. They are Islamic and pragmatic, active in many places throughout Syria. They have a lot of civic associations and good financial status. They do a lot of humanitarian aid.” (221641)
“They were part of the revolution. They steal aid from others. The aid they allowed in was delivered to them only. They played on the sentiments of more moderates to get them on their side.” (220291)
“It all started with the Muslim Brotherhood. They are the beginning of all the problems in the Middle East. They are neither Muslim nor brothers. They are part of the opposition and part of the international brotherhood. They are successful socially, but not so much militarily or politically. They are dominant in the north, but not popular beyond there.” (223881)
“The Brotherhood is also supported by Turkey and Qatar. They will support a strong Syria so long as it has an Islamic government.” (221641)
“It is the most organized political party with the most financial resources.” (223911)
Round 1 participants stated (Jan. 2016 - May 2016):
“They have relations with Qatar, Turkey, and Egypt.” (215261)
“They have a Committee for Protecting Civilians. They are ready to act when transition happens.” (215261)