United Kingdom (UK)
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 United Kingdom in the life of Syria, and the commitment of the UK to inclusive nationalism for Syria.
25 prime actors participated in the following:
- Determining the rank of the United Kingdom according to the amount of its influence on life in Syria. As shown in the chart below, the UK ranked 21st most influential prime actor.
- Assessing and classifying the United Kingdom 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 UK falls 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 United Kingdom important in the life of Syria?”
Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):
"The UK is similar to the United States but smaller. They are on the Security Council and have provided leadership. The refugee crisis may have caused Brexit.” (239312)
"They are a member of the International Coalition Against ISIS. They want to see Syria as stable and secure. They support the US strategy. They have an interest in the refugee issue.” (236592)
"DIFD is involved with humanitarian aid groups. There is limited support to some opposition groups. That is decreasing. They are outspoken about what is happening in Syria.” (233121)