A collection of papers giving a closer look into some of the factors that shape the civic space in Northeast Syria, the structures , main stakeholders and human capital. These papers are based on data from a cross-sectional perception gauging survey of members of active Civil Society Organizations in NES
Humanitarian work in Syria is limited by complex, bureaucratic financial systems that prevent the necessary funds from entering the country. Any mention of Syria is a red flag for banks with small CSOs on the front lines paying the price of over-compliance. This research paper outlines the invisible sanctions that inhibit humanitarian work in Syria, with recommendations for improving the system.
As of March 2021, at least 61,000 remain in the Al-Hol camp in Northeast Syria (NES). Residents are gradually being released, however, re-integration into society is a major obstacle to the region’s stability. This paper provides a preliminary analysis of some of the challenges that need to be tackled as Al-Hol is slowly vacated.
The Iraqi-Syrian borderlands remain a geopolitical hotbed even since ISIS’s collapse. In the past few years, Kurdish forces along these lines have become a powerful lobbying force, unwilling to take a back seat as the region’s future is decided. How did the Kurdish frontier on the Iraqi-Syrian borderlands come about and what’s next for one of the most restless regions in the Middle East?
Exploring the potentials, limits, and future roles of Syrian civil society in the Middle East and Europe.
An explanation of Syrian diaspora CSOs challenges and opportunities at the home, host, and international level. The report aims to illustrate the multiple layers of Syrian diaspora embeddedness into political structures.