Bassem Nemeh discusses the economic burden of the Syrian refugees for Lebanon and Jordan.
Maha Yahya discusses the complexities and calculations in a Syrian refugee return
Efforts to circumvent Geneva and Astana undermine a durable solution in Syria and work against the welfare of refugees.
Lebanon’s economy has paid a significant price for the ongoing war in Syria.
Syrian refugees in Lebanon are increasingly being manipulated to satisfy geopolitical agendas.
The Zaatari Camp is taking on characteristics of permanence, raising doubts about a refugee return.
Despite a number of challenges, many Syrian refugees find Turkey offers much more than Europe does.
Why Local Agreements Are Not the Solution for Ensuring Syrian Refugee Repatriation.
A sustainable political settlement to end the multiple conflicts in Syria will not be possible without a real focus on the challenges of refugee returns.
Refugee crises across the globe have had a transformative impact on every aspect of the politics, economies, societies, and states that have experienced these massive forced population movements.
The Triggers of Return Project conducted by the Carnegie Middle East Center in 2016–2018 aims to improve the understanding of Syrian refugees’ predicament, and to uncover the political, social, and economic conditions that would trigger their voluntary return. The project’s strategic goal is to inform policymakers of the linkages between triggers for return and a potential political settlement to end the Syrian conflict.
This project was made possible with the generous support of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (UKFCO) and the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA).