The Syrian skirmish, vis-a-vis Middle East region and complexities, has been analysed at three main levels -domestic, regional and extra-regional. The internal vulnerabilities of the Syrian state and society at a domestic level is dominant in paving the way for the origin of the conflict and providing the vacuum to the regional and extra-regional actors to further deteriorate the condition of Syria. The Syrian conflict is the central security issues within the Regional Security Complex of the Middle East. Although extra-regional relations influence regional security, the Syrian conflict poses more security threat to the regional actors. This paper will explain these questions; What role is being played by the extra-regional [global] powers in the Syrian conflict, and how the Syrian crises are increasing challenges to the security of the Middle East region?
1-Nasreen Akhtar: Assistant Professor, Department of Politics & IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan. 2-Manzoor Khan Afridi: Associate Professor/HOD, Department of Politics & IR, International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan.
Syria, Conflict, Regional Actors, Extra Regional Actors, Security, Hitch, Complexity.