Asan in the News

[Arirang Radio]  2015-8-13

Syria After Four and a Half Years

1. Tell us about this 4 and a half year long Syrian civil war briefly.

2. What explains the prolonged civil war in Syria? Is there any chances for resolution? We heard about a 48 hour ceasefire agreement for three towns in Syria yesterday.

3. Who are the key actors of the Syrian civil war?

4. What should Korea do about the Syrian crisis? What are the implications of the Syrian civil war for Korea?

* Good Morning Seoul (August 13, 2015)

About Experts

Jang Ji-Hyang
Jang Ji-Hyang

Middle East and North Africa Program / Center for Regional Studies

Dr. JANG Ji-Hyang is a senior fellow in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Program at the Asan Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Jang also serves as a policy advisor on Middle East issues to South Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Dr. Jang taught comparative and Middle East politics at Seoul National University, Yonsei University, Ewha Woman’s University, and the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies. Her research interests include political Islam, Islamic finance, comparative democratization, and state-building. Dr. Jang is the author of numerous books and articles, including The Arab Spring: Will It Lead to Democratic Transitions? (with Clement M. Henry (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan 2013) and a Korean translation of Fawaz Gerges’ Journey of the Jihadist: Inside Muslim Militancy (Asan Institute 2011). Dr. Jang received a B.A. in Turkish studies and M.A. in political science from the Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and her Ph.D. in political science from the University of Texas at Austin.