Analysis

The Decline of Salafi-Jihadism in Syria Does Not Mean the End of Extremism

by: Sultan Al Kanj.

The era of wide-scale Salafist recruitment in Syria is in retreat, but their ideas of violence as a solution will linger.

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Analysis

ISIS Falls Back on Guerilla Warfare

by: Muhammed Hassan.

The organization has returned to some of its old tactics in the hopes of furthering the idea that it can never be completely eliminated.

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Analysis

Why did Turkey ban displaced Syrians from entering the city of al-Bab?

by: Haid Haid

The significance of this incident is not only limited to Turkey’s decision – for the first time – to prevent Syrians from entering other parts of their country, it also gives an insight into the black box of Turkey’s governance dynamics inside its zones of influence in Syria and the extent of its intervention.

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External Article

Calls to Begin Returning Refugees to Syria Must Be Resisted

by: Allaa Barri

As countries hosting Syrian refugees grow weary of the continuing war, talk is growing about reconstruction and the refugees’ return. This is both premature and dangerous.

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Analysis

More and More Internally Displaced Syrians Are Returning to Regime-held Areas

by: Asaad Hanna,

After seven years of fighting, changes in territory held by the opposing sides are fundamentally altering civilian perceptions of the outcome of the war in Syria.

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Video

Civil society in Syria

Allaa Barri Speaks to Oula Ramada, the founder and executive director of civil society organization Badael Foundation about the role of civil society in Syria.

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Update

Demystifying the Syrian Conflict: Civil Society and Communities – Panel Summary

On 1 March, Chatham House’s Syria From Within project, hosted within the Middle East and North Africa Programme, held a public conference titled ‘Demystifying the Syrian Conflict’. The aim of the conference was to shed light on four key themes that are sometimes oversimplified or little understood in public discourse.

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Update

Demystifying the Syrian Conflict: Post-ISIS Areas – Panel Summary

On 1 March, Chatham House’s Syria From Within project, hosted within the Middle East and North Africa Programme, held a public conference titled ‘Demystifying the Syrian Conflict’. The aim of the conference was to shed light on four key themes that are sometimes oversimplified or little understood in public discourse

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Video

The Future of ISIS in Syria

Allaa Barri Speaks to Assaad al-Achi, executive director of civil society organization Baytna Syria about the future of Syria post ISIS.

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Video

Post-War Reconstruction in Syria

Allaa Barri Speaks to Jihad Yazigi from The Syria Report about the future of reconstruction in Syria.

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