Research Paper

Kurdish self-governance in Syria: Survival and ambition

The strategic gains of the local administration in Rojava could provide an important model for conflict resolution in the region – it must be represented in talks to bring about a lasting settlement in Syria.

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Expert Comment

Shift on Syrian constitution could help Assad survive

A new Russian-American plan would abandon support for a nationally-drafted constitution and all but rule out a true transitional period, writes Doris Carrion.

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Expert Comment

Fallujah and Iraq's deepening displacement crisis

Political and economic turmoil point to a protracted displacement crisis that will get worse before it gets better, writes Tim Eaton.

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Expert Comment

Now is not the time to talk of federalism in Syria

Premature discussion of federalism will only make regional and local actors less willing to consider new ways to distribute power in Syria, or to accept factions like the Syrian Kurds at the negotiating table, writes Doris Carrion.

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Expert Comment

How to salvage Syria's economy

Through economic aid, the West has the opportunity to exert pressure for changes in governance, writes David Butter.

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Update

Russia’s withdrawal from Syria: Five things you should know

On 14 March, Russia announced that it would begin to withdraw operational forces from Syria. Chatham House experts tell you what you need to know about the move.

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Research Paper

Salvaging Syria’s economy

While any meaningful reconstruction programme will require considerable external financial support, the reluctance of Western powers to challenge Assad has left his regime in a strong position to dictate terms.

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Video

Syria and its neighbours

Five years since the conflict began, this video examines the long-term drivers and regional implications of Syria’s war.

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Update

Podcast: Ceasefire agreement

Chatham House experts discuss the significance of the Syria ceasefire agreement, the view from Moscow and the implications for humanitarian assistance on the ground in Syria.

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Expert Comment

Consequences of rebel setbacks in Syria

The rebels' recent setbacks come amid profound internal, regional and international challenges that could tip the balance dramatically in favour of the regime, writes Hassan Hassan.

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