In a webinar dated 12 May 2020, Villanova University Scholar and Jadaliyya Syria Page Co-Editor Samer Abboud examined the emergent “illiberal peace” in Syria. The absence of an internationally mandated or internally negotiated peace process, he argued, has allowed the Syrian regime to craft an illiberal peace as an outcome to the nearly decade-long conflict. This illiberal peace is shaped through a politics of exclusion in which Syrian society is bifurcated into the loyal and disloyal through processes of reconciliation, settlement, and new legal regimes of citizenship. Click below to watch the recording of the talk.


[This article was originally published by Jadaliyya on 5 June, 2020. The talk was hosted by Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law and was posted to their website orginally.]