Analysis

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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Analysis

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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Analysis

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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Update

Podcast: UK Airstrikes

Chatham House experts discuss what the UK's participation means for the international coalition against ISIS, how Britain can now contribute to peace negotiations and what will happen if and when territory is retaken from ISIS. 

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Analysis

Governance, not airstrikes, will topple ISIS in Syria

It is not enough to carry out airstrikes against ISIS and cut its sources of funding. What is required is evidence that an alternative model of governance conceived and delivered by local Syrians and Iraqis is possible, with sustained international support, writes Neil Quilliam.

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Research Paper

Syrian refugees in Jordan: Confronting difficult truths

Jordan and the international community should take the difficult but necessary steps to maximize the benefit the Syrian refugees can bring to prevent the crisis from having further negative impacts on the country’s most vulnerable people.

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