In the recent past, Syria has experienced escalating conflicts that have led to lose of many lives. These conflicts started late last year and spread from Dar’a to Al Ldhiqiyah and Baniyas. Today, the conflict has spread to Damascus, Idblid, DAyr Az ZAwr, Homs, and Hama. The conflict is being fought between forces. One force is loyal to the Ba'ath Party government while the other is against its rule and is seeking to oust it. Since last year, the conflicts have continued with protesters demanding the end of Ba'ath Party rule that has lasted for five decades now ended (Saeed Kamali Dehghan, 28 May 2012).
According to the Glasl’s nine stage theory, conflict escalation advances when there is a resilient to solution efforts in a relationship. This model argues that these in turn lead to irritation and the problem remains. In Syria, the relationship between the ruling party (Ba'ath Party) and its people broke down due to the irrepressible of the party to step down. The people are determined to protests until the ruling party is outs. On the other hand, the ruling party has vowed to remain claiming that they have not done anything wrong to be thrown out. The problem has, therefore, remained and until the government comes in terms with its people, the conflicts are likely to escalate even more ended (GLASL, 1982).
According to the theme two of Gal’s model, when the counterparts are not agreeable to sensible arguments, argument will tend to advance into a verbal confrontation. The Syria ruling party has failed to come into a functional agreement with its people and thus leading to the current escalating conflicts. This is because people do not want any dialogue with their government, but they only want the five decade rule to be ended (GLASL, 1982).
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