About the authors
Malik al-Abdeh is a conflict resolution expert focused on Syria. He is managing director of Conflict Mediation Solutions, a consultancy specialized in Track II work. Previously, he worked as a consultant for the Humanitarian Dialogue Centre and as programme manager at the European Institute of Peace.
Lars Hauch is a researcher at Conflict Mediation Solutions. Before, he worked as independent researcher and consultant for various humanitarian organizations, security companies as well as governments. His analyses of non-state armed groups, humanitarian responses and political dynamics in Syria and the region have appeared in numerous publications.
A View of Syria, Under Government Crackdown
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