By Kylie Bull
Homeland Security Today
A proposal to “freeze” the Syrian conflict in the besieged city of Aleppo is gaining traction, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Syria confirmed on November 11 as he explained that the new plan, if successful, could form the basis of a wide-ranging peace proposal.
The international consequences of the conflict in Syria have been significant. Several nations have reported a sharp increase in terrorism activity related to returning foreign fighters; that radicalization has entered a new era with the Islamic State’s targeted use of social media; and governments have passed or proposed legislation to more closely monitor those traveling to and from Syria.
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Kylie Bull is managing editor of Homeland Security Today.
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