The Strategic Studies and Consultations Group within of Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC) held a workshop focusing on the ongoing Israeli occupation’s aggression on Gaza, exploring its causes and repercussions on the Syrian crisis and the broader region.
Attended by researchers from multiple Syrian studies and research centers, as well as members of the SOC’s political committee and General Assembly, the workshop featured presentations from these research centers. They provided insights into the evolving landscape of the aggressive war on Gaza, considering potential consequences. Various perspectives were examined, including the likelihood of the conflict remaining confined to the Gaza Strip, expanding to neighboring countries, or involving multiple nations in the region. The workshop also delved into the implications of each scenario for the region at large, with specific attention to Syria.
The presented visions from research centers also delved into the stances of regional countries regarding the ongoing events, assessing the extent to which each nation might be affected by potential consequences.
Abdullah Kaddo, the Coordinator of the Strategic Studies and Consultations Group, emphasized the significant impact of current events in Gaza on Syria and the broader region. This necessity prompted the workshop to develop a collective vision in collaboration with research and study centers.
Ahmed Tomah, a member of the group, underscored the importance and gravity of the repercussions of the ongoing war in Gaza on the Syrian crisis. He emphasized that the post-Gaza landscape differs substantially from the situation before the conflict.
Participants reached a consensus on the need for Syrian research centers to create an extensive and detailed study specifically examining the impact of the Gaza onslaught on the Syrian crisis, with plans to discuss the findings in the next workshop.
This workshop marks the initiation of the Strategic Studies and Consultations Group’s activities, aligning with the SOC’s plan to broaden participation frameworks, engaging Syrians, institutions, and individuals to leverage their experiences and capabilities in shaping SOC policies. This initiative aims to influence decisions through regular communication, dialogue, and collaborative mechanisms, emphasizing the principle of partnership with diverse Syrian institutions and competencies.
(Source: SOC’s Media Department)