THE SYRIAN CRISIS IN THE TRANSFORMING WORLD ORDER: ROLE OF SYRIAN EMIGRANT OPPOSITION STRUCTURES (2011-2015 - SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL, NATIONAL COALITION)
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THE SYRIAN CRISIS IN THE TRANSFORMING WORLD ORDER: ROLE OF SYRIAN EMIGRANT OPPOSITION STRUCTURES (2011-2015 - SYRIAN NATIONAL COUNCIL, NATIONAL COALITION)
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Maria Khodynskaya-Golenishcheva 
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The paper explores initial phase of creation of Syrian emigrant opposition structures between 2011 and 2015 - Syrian National Council, National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces. Ideological basis of these organizations is analyzed through their orientation on foreign sponsors. This envisages isolation from the Syrian realities and focus on promoting foreign policy agendas of respective countries (Turkey, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, USA and others). The author speaks about differences and disaccords between the regional sponsors of Syrian National Council and National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces which led to permanent competition inside these structures and strife between their members. The paper also analyses evolution of foreign states approaches towards the two opposition structures and lack of willingness of some states to recognize them as sole representative of the Syrian opposition. The author looks into the issue of participation of Syrian National Council and National Coalition of Opposition and Revolutionary Forces in the rounds of intra-Syrian talks in Geneva, identifies reasons of lack of progress in Geneva-based political process. Special attention goes to Russia's efforts to build relationship with emigration opposition structures. These efforts are analyzed in the framework of Moscow's increasing position in the new world order. The author places two opposition organizations activities in the context of international relations system transformation. The latter envisages increasing role of regional players in the Syrian crisis settlement which makes the international relations system less stable and predictable and Syrian conflict settlement more complex.
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Syria, Middle East, international relations system, foreign policy, Syrian crisis, world order transformation
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01.01.2018
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