Chatham House experts explore the situation in Syria, the politics, and responses to the refugee crisis being caused by the conflict.

As the war in Syria rages on, Chatham House research includes work on the humanitarian, cultural and political costs of the war, the domestic politics of Syria and the response of Syria’s neighbours and Europe to the refugee crisis.

The conflict in Syria has also placed an enormous strain upon its immediate neighbours, as they not only seek to accommodate Syrian refugees, but also manage the spillover effect on existing social, political, demographic, economic and security challenges.  

The Syria and its Neighbours Policy Initiative is a major multiyear research project that seeks to promote a better understanding of these challenges and their impact on Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Israel.

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