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Syria: Six Years On

Six years into the Syrian conflict, it might be the last chance for Western governments to positively shape Syria’s post-conflict settlement.

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Western Policy Towards Syria: Applying Lessons Learned

Over the past six years, there has been a significant gap between the West’s rhetoric and its actions in Syria. Western policymakers must learn from their mistakes to form a more effective strategy.

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Syria: Areas of control

This clip maps the control of territory among armed actors in the Syrian conflict in the period January 2014 to December 2016.

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ISIS control

This clip maps ISIS’ military gains in Iraq and Syria in the period June 2014 to December 2016.

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The harsh realities of the Syrian conflict are laid bare in Aleppo and Palmyra

The end of the war is not yet imminent, writes Tim Eaton.

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Aleppo’s fall won’t end the Syrian conflict – it will signal a more terrifying stage

The Assad regime’s complicated international allegiances and relative weakness in many parts of the country means an end to the agony is nowhere in sight, writes Haid Haid.

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Research Paper

Governing Rojava: Layers of legitimacy in Syria

Failure to move past security and stability-based arguments will greatly diminish the long-term prospects for the survival of the Rojava project, writes Rana Khalaf.

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Syria, Iraq and the struggle for power: Intertwined futures

The establishment of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) has permanently changed the political and security landscape in Iraq and will remain a force to be reckoned with for the foreseeable future, writes Hayder al-Khoei.

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Keeping Syrian refugees out has not made Turkey secure

Increased border security has not stopped ISIS attacks on Turkish soil, but has pushed fleeing Syrians to try riskier crossings, writes Haid Haid.

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Syria's war: Why Kurdish local governance is key to long-term peace

Ghadi Sary explains why Kurdish local governance projects could provide an important model for conflict resolution in the region.

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