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Itani, Faysal

Overview
Works: 14 works in 22 publications in 1 language and 1,134 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: JQ1850.A58, 320
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Most widely held works by Faysal Itani
Losing Syria and Iraq to jihadists by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jihadists in Iraq and Syria, led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS) are capturing cities, energy assets, and military hardware daily. They now control a territory the size of Jordan and are building a state from which they aspire and are increasingly able to attack US regional interests, allies, and the United States itself. In this report, Faysal Itani outlines the roots and nature of the threat ISIS poses to US interests and security. He refutes the arguments that Bashar al-Assad and Nouri al-Maliki could be allies against jihadists; that extremist groups in Syria and Iraq should simply be left to fight one another; or that a narrow counterterrorism approach can eliminate the ISIS threat. Itani argues instead that the deepening sectarian extremism in Syria and Iraq is the product of fundamentally dysfunctional political orders and the weakness of ISIS' opponents
Beyond spillover : Syria's role in Lebanon's drift toward political violence by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syrian conflict is accelerating Lebanon's political and institutional decline and poses a serious long-term threat to its economy. To describe the increase in violence and instability in Lebanon since the war began as simply a spillover distorts the reality of the situation. More accurately, the Syrian conflict has exposed and deepened preexisting rifts among Lebanese and exacerbated Lebanon's economic challenges. This issue brief assesses the political, security, and humanitarian implications of the Syria crisis in Lebanon. Events in Syria have sharpened existing fault lines in Lebanon due to Hezbollah's involvement in Syria, an increasingly volatile security situation, and a growing refugee problem
Syria's war threatens Lebanon's fragile economy by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Syrian conflict is accelerating Lebanon's political and institutional decline and poses a serious long-term threat to its economy. To describe the increase in violence and instability in Lebanon since the war began as simply a spillover distorts the reality of the situation. More accurately, the Syrian conflict has exposed and deepened preexisting rifts among Lebanese and exacerbated Lebanon's economic challenges
Breaking Aleppo by Maksymilian Czuperski( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This report has described in detail and context how the regime and its allies finally broke opposition-held Aleppo using siege, indiscriminate bombing, chemical weapons, incendiary bombs, and unrelenting misinformation. The findings are a sound rebuttal to the regime coalition's deliberate obfuscation and denials over what happened there. Telling Aleppo's story offers an in-depth view of some of the strategies being employed elsewhere around Syria, but even this is only the start of any effort to handle the Syria crisis and the role of Bashar al-Assad's allies in it"--Publisher's description
Seizing Local Opportunities in Syria by Bassam Barabandi( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite the many external players involved, the Syrian war is ultimately a local conflict. In "Seizing Local Opportunities in Syria," authors Faysal Itani of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center and Co-Founder of People Demand Change Bassam Barabandi identify three opportunities on the ground for the United States to develop partnerships with segments of the Syrian population. By taking advantage of these openings, the United States can help further its goals of facilitating a lasting political transition and weakening jihadists in Syria. These opportunities include encouraging a Sunni-Druze coalition in the south and an Arab-Kurdish one in the north, as well as deepening contact with Jaish al-Islam (JAI) in the Damascus suburbs of Eastern Ghouta"--Publisher's description
False dichotomy stability versus reform in the Arab world by Danya Greenfield( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zooming in on Syria adapting US policy to local realities by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2014 in Undetermined and English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rebuilding Syria : a Localized Revitalization Strategy by Faysal Itani( )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Atlantic Council's Rebuilding Syria initiative is a product ofconversations between area specialists, development experts and practitioners, policy analysts, and officials of the US and partner governments. These exchanges highlighted a need for painstaking reconstruction planning and some core principles on which to build our analysis. Although this report represents the views of the authors, it was made possible by sustained engagement with and input from these stakeholders. This report focuses on larger, strategic policy questions: Why should the international community help rebuild Syria? Should it work with the Syrian government? If so, can the promise of rebuilding be used as leverage? Who are our local partners? What are the priorities in terms of sequencing? This report does not plan exclusively around a post Bashar al-Assad presidency or even a consensual political settlement scenario. Syria is not likely to see durable, nationwide peace in the next few years. As the "winning" party (as of this writing), the regime seems unwilling to share power with the opposition, which itself is weakened and fragmented to a degree that complicates reaching and implementing a settlement. Key foreign powers have yet to agree on an acceptable end state. The most likely scenario will feature different political and governance arrangements across Syria for several years. This forms the report's underlying premise. Although technical experts provided invaluable input, this report is not a technical stabilization or reconstruction blueprint. Rather, it offers a few important strategic guidelines to policy makers and practitioners, drawing on country expertise, political economy, and analysis of Syria's local environment. The report's immediate goal is to provoke thoughtful, urgent discussion about rebuilding among all stakeholders in Syria's recovery. Its goal is to inform a stabilization and reconstruction plan that strengthens political legitimacy in Syria by upholding the security and dignity of the Syrian people
Breaking Ghouta by Lukas Andriukaitis( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The breaking of Ghouta was a pivotal event in the Syrian war. Its fall removed any enduring threat to the Syrian capital, freed up Syrian government military resources for other fronts, demoralized Syrians opposed to President Bashar al-Assad, both armed and unarmed, and demonstrated that his forces were confident enough with their military situation to attack a heavily fortified opposition stronghold, ostensibly protected by an internationally recognized de-escalation agreement. Capturing Ghouta rewarded the government and its allies for years of visible mass atrocities and continued to weaken the international rules-based order. This report provides an evidence base for a concerted effort to hold the perpetrators of mass atrocities accountable, helping to demonstrate that regimes may not act with impunity against their own people
Stability through change toward a new political economy in Jordan by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2013 in Undetermined and English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey's Syria Predicament by Faysal Itani( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turkey has been the most engaged regional player in northern Syria and is the external actor most responsible for the emergence of the opposition to the Syrian regime. In "Turkey's Syria Predicament," authors Faysal Itani and Aaron Stein of the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East examine Turkey's involvement, its implications for Turkish domestic politics, its impact on the Syrian insurgency and course of the war, and the implications for US foreign policy"--Publisher's description
Defeating the jihadists in Syra : competition before confrontation by Faysal Itani( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The current US-led coalition campaign in Syria cannot destroy ISIS without effective, legitimate Syrian ground forces. The campaign, which targets jihadists, ignores the regime, and marginalizes potential local partners, constrains but does not existentially threaten ISIS. Meanwhile, it is inadvertently radicalizing Syrians and empowering the Nusra Front. Even as the US-led air strikes kill ISIS fighters and weaken the group's economic infrastructure, on its current path the campaign's most likely outcomes are an entrenched ISIS and a strengthened Nusra Front. An effective counter-jihadist strategy in Syria must instead center on working with capable local partners to both destroy and replace ISIS and the Nusra Front. A locally driven approach to fighting the jihadists would also have positive implications for the broader Syrian conflict, and its radicalizing effects. By helping establish legitimate, capable opposition forces in Syria, the United States would also fulfill a key requirement for any political settlement to the Syrian conflict that gave rise to the jihadists: the existence of strong local partners able to fight and negotiate on behalf of Syria's opposition
The arc of crisis in the Mena region : fragmentation, decentralization, and Islamist opposition by Arturo Varvelli( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this description of a new and complex arc of instability in the MENA region, the international community and individual state actors have few concepts available to stem this instability and fragmentation. Eschewing an exhaustiveness that would be impossible to achieve, this report intends to analyze a number of aspects linked to the question of legitimacy. The first part of the report addresses whether decentralization can bring more stability and better governance in the various environments across the region and what impact this process could have on the future stability of the countries, if pursued. The second part of this report will examine the changing nature of political Islam in the region following the marginalization of the Muslim Brotherhood in the post-2011 era. This section will focus largely on the emergence of Salafist organizations, such as the Madkhali Salafists in Libya, and the role they play in political systems in the region. The final section of the report addresses the issue of energy in the region, including the challenges and opportunities it presents in the current political climate
Against all Odds : Intricate Dynamics of Syria's Reconstruction by Omar Imady( Book )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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