North-West Syria: Potential Scenarios

North-West Syria: Potential Scenarios

*CONTEXT† Despite the September 2018 Sochi ceasefire agreement between Russia and Turkey, the al-Assad regime has continued to escalate the bombing and shelling of several communities in north-west (NW) Syria since May 2019. The attacks have intensified significantly...
Syrians and the Constitution Survey

Syrians and the Constitution Survey

Opening of Syrian Constitutional Committee in GenevaGeir O. Pedersen (center), United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, speaks at the opening session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva. At left is Ahmad Kuzbari, Co-Chair representing the Government of...
Syrian Opinion Split on Decentralizing Power in New Constitution

Syrian Opinion Split on Decentralizing Power in New Constitution

Orwa Khalifa, William Christou This study was originally published on the Middle East Institute website. Under U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254, a critical step toward a political solution to the Syrian crisis is the drafting of a new Syrian constitution. To that...