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 Sunnis 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 Sunnis according to the amount of their influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the Sunnis ranked 16th most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the Sunnis according to their 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 Sunnis falls under the category of 'Core'. A prime actor assessed as Core is seen as wholly committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria. This is the mission of the Sunnis for Syria.
In response to the question, “How would you strengthen the Sunnis, a prime actor seen as fully committed to inclusive nationalism for Syria?”
A Round 2 participant suggests:
“Give them the means to defend themselves.” (221211)
In response to the question, “How are the Sunnis important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"They are the majority, but have no say.” (230713)
"They are against dividing Syria and against Assad.” (231211)
"This is too big an umbrella to mean much. They are the main business elite.” (238631)
Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):
“They want Syria to be a moderate Islamist state. They want Syria to be united.” (221641)
“80% of Syria is Sunni. Most massacres are against the Sunnis. They are dislocated. They are the real civil society of Syria, very developed. If democracy is to be respected the world should respect the Sunnis. They have no problem with other sectors of the population.” (220291)
“They are the majority.” (223881)
“They are against dividing Syria and against Assad.” (221211)