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The Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and the Institute for Middle East Studies will be holding a book launch for Statelet of Survivors: The Making of a Semi-Autonomous Region in Northeast Syria" with the author, Amy Austin Holmes. Comments will be provided by Ambassador Bill Roebuck, who previously served as Deputy Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS. The book analyzes the creation of a semi-autonomous region in Syria as a de facto statelet, based on fieldwork conducted over a period of seven years in Syria and includes original survey data of more than 400 rank-and-file members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, the US partner force who defeated the Islamic State. Novel insights are offered into how minorities have secured their survival in the face of atrocities. To save 30% on the book, order online with the code ASFLYQ6 from Oxford University Press.

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