The Syrian conflict affects us profoundly: the images of destruction, the arrival of refugees, and, more recently, terrorist attacks which are the result of the deterioration of a situation which has been going on for over five years now.

We are therefore in need of understanding.

Journalists and university scholars, connaisseurs of the country, we wish to explore the situation further than media accounts which are sometimes misleading.
We propose here to decipher the conflict, its causes, its phases and its protagonists. In short, we intend to provide some clear responses to legitimate questioning.