The Syrian Crisis and Superpower Politics: The Way Forward
Ebenezer Agbeko

This essay asserts that to effectively degrade and ultimately destroy the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), and to topple the Bashar al-Assad’s regime, the international community led by the United States ought to put combat forces on the ground and push for instituting a Libya-style No-fly Zone over Syria at the United Nations Security Council. The essay makes the case that the No-fly Zone and the combat forces will not only give meaning to the weapons provided to the moderate Syrian rebel forces to fight ISIS and Assad’s regime ouster by protecting them from the regime’s air onslaught, but also by quickly ending the stalemate. The international coalition should put pressure on both Russia and China, allies of the Assad regime to do away with superpower politics and support passing a strong resolution in the Security Council on Syria that will facilitate the effective resolution of the Syrian crisis.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jgpc.v2n2a4