Foreign military presence increases the likelihood of terror attacks, especially suicide bombings like this week's attack against U.S. troops in Syria.
The following analysis is from Volume 3, Issue 3 of the Peace Science Digest. Citation: Basham, V.M. (2018). Liberal militarism
Context: Seven years into the Syrian civil war, the exact scale and impact of mental health trauma are not well-known,
Syrian civil society has become better organized and more tightly interconnected, providing a valuable resource to UN negotiators and others working towards peace. The Civil Society Support Room (CSSR) is helping to bring civil society activists together so that their local knowledge and expertise can be better incorporated into the peace talks.