Small Arms Survey Podcast #36: Syria’s Armed Opposition: A Spotlight on the ‘Moderates’
More than four years after the start of the Syrian uprising, over a thousand armed groups are involved in fighting that has consumed the country. The latest podcast from the Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project investigates the moderate opposition in the Syrian conflict: what types of organizations have they developed? How do they acquire resources, including fighters and materiel? How do they govern the territories they hold? And among so many opposition groups, how do they coordinate with their allies and define their enemies?
Exploring findings from the recent SANA Dispatch, Syria’s Armed Opposition: A Spotlight on the ‘Moderates’, the report’s author Saskia Bass and Small Arms Survey Research Coordinator Nicolas Florquin provide insights into a constantly evolving set of actors.