Note: Data in these sections were collected in early-mid 2014, and may no longer be accurate at this time.
Maps and Related Resources
- Defense One describes the Syrian War in numbers, four years after the war started.
- Think Progress provides an informative graphic illustrating the tangled web of domestic, international, state, and non-state actors involved in Syria's conflict.
- “The one map that shows why Syria is so complicated” from Columbia University’s Gulf/2000 Project shows the different ethnic and linguistic groups of the Levant, the region of the Middle East comprising Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Israel.
- The Gulf/2000 Project also provides this map that demonstrates what Syria might look like if borders were drawn according to ethnic/sectarian lines.
- Integrity Research and Consultancy presents an optimistic map of 26 trucesreached in 2013 and 2014.
- This Atlantic article provides a view from space of the civil war, illustrating a literal plunge into darkness.
- The BBC periodically updates its map illustrating which areas have experienced the most fighting and which groups have control over various regions in Syria as of early 2014.
- The Sydney Morning Herald provides six maps that explain the situation in Syria and Iraq.
- The First Mile Geo project uses interactive maps and charts to highlight the unstable political, humanitarian, and security situation in Aleppo.
- NPR illustrates the spread of ISIS rom January 2013 through June 2014 in thistime-series map.