Why is this a hot topic?
Check out the information released by the White House regarding the Syrian Crisis. You can also do a Syrian Crisis search in Google News for very recent news. For news that is a little older, try the database ProQuest Newsstand.
You might also want to take a look at:
BBC News. Syria Crisis.
CNN. Syrian Crisis.
Europa World Plus - search for the entry on Syria
How to find background information -
How to find journal articles -
Try using some of our specialized databases. For this topic try using the Advanced Search option in the database Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (if you are off campus, you will need to enter your name and the barcode number on the back of your MaineCard)
An Advanced Search on Syria and Chemical Weapons will come up with articles like:
Biological and Chemical Weapons Arns Control in the Middle East. (Friedman, D., 2012, Nonproliferation Review, 19, 3, 401-411)
Syria's Collapse: How Washington Can Stop It. (Tabler, A.J., 2013, Foreign Affairs, 92, 4, 90-100)
Some other sites that might be of interest -
Crisis in Syria (NYU Center on International Cooperation)
Regional Implications of the Syrian Crisis (Middle East Institute)
Resolving the Syrian Crisis (Conflict Resolution Institute)
Don't forget, you can always Ask a Librarian for more help!
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