The Security Landscape in Syria and its Impact on the Return of Refugees An Opinion Survey

17/12/20
Syria Mohamed Al Bdullah, Omran Center
Executive Summary The main goal of the study was to inspect factors influencing the return of Syrian refugees from neighboring countries. The study targeted all areas in Syria, including those controlled by the regime, opposition, and the Autonomous Administration (AA).…

Safe Environment as a Precondition for the Return of Refugees and the Internally Displaced

17/12/20
Syria Maen Talaa, Omran Center
Introduction Forced migration and internal displacement is still the heaviest toll of Syria’s security deterioration. The main political actors continue to struggle with resolving the causes of migration, including absence of security, empowerment, interaction, and safe spaces. There are a…

Indicators of Security Stability in Syria and Refugee Return: An Evaluation of Select Cases

17/12/20
Syria Baraa Khurfan, Maen Talaa, Navvar Şaban, Omran Center, Rateb Bouta
I.    Executive Summary •    Utilizing a qualitative approach, this report covers four security related indicators that significantly influence refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) decision to return to their original homes. Presenting a wide range of figures and trends, the…

An Assessment of Civil-Military Relations in Syria

17/12/20
Syria Maen Talaa, Omran Center
Introduction The majority of literature discussing civil-military relationship highlight that armed forces must follow a democratic civilian leadership. To achieve such a relationship, a state must undergo a complicated process to meet the necessary requirements, including a comprehensive legislative reform,…

Palestinians of Syria.. Violation of Rights and Identity Challenges

30/12/19
Syria Ayman Abu Hashem
Executive Summary Palestinian refugees in Syria have not been spared from the relentless violent policies of the Syrian regime. Gross violations have been committed against them, and they have experienced a rapid erosion of the rights afforded to them by…