What is happening in Syria, has summarized Rico Grimm. I've given up after a few minutes and Entwirrungsversuchen'm back with my old assessment of the Syria war:

I did not have a clue, what exactly happened there, how interactive the power games of the actors are or how to solve this huge mess. Finally, there is probably another deputy-War, as then in Afghanistan or Vietnam. It's just depressing and the most obvious solution is also the most naive: There are no winners! simple but the Sets Weapons low. All. And for always.

Who is fighting against whom actually in Syria? - Eine "vereinfachte" representation