A Phase III assessment


Twenty-nine (29) existential threats to the country of Syria were identified by prime actors. In the chart below, the left column ranks the threats from the most important to solve (the Assad Regime/Civil War) to the least (chemical weapons). 

The threat of a terrorism is important because of the ability of terrorists to weaken the Assad Regime, the Government of Syria, and the Syrian Opposition.

25 prime actors participated in the following:

  • Determining the importance of Terrorism relative to other threats to the country. As shown in the chart below, the threat of Terrorism ranked 26th most important.
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In response to questions about the seriousness of the threat of the threat of terrorism— 

Round 3 participants stated (Nov. 2016 - Jul. 2017):

“The government sees itself as a victim, ‘We were only trying to fight terrorism.’” (239312)