Step by Step to Peace in Syria

  • Raphael Parens
  • Yaneer Bar YamEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Complexity book series (SPCOM)


The revolution and Civil War in Syria has led to substantial death and suffering, a massive refugee crisis, and growth of ISIS extremism and its terror attacks globally. Conflict between disparate groups is ongoing. Here we propose that interventions should be pursued to stop specific local conflicts, creating safe zones, that can be expanded gradually and serve as examples for achieving a comprehensive solution for safety, peace and stable local governance in Syria.



We would like to thank Francisco Prieto-Castrillo, Nima Dehghani and Matthew Hardcastle for helpful comments on the manuscript and Nadim Shehadi, Nassim Taleb and Tom Garvey for helpful discussions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New England Complex Systems InstituteCambridgeUSA

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