Countries are forcibly sending Syrians back home, though their country remains highly insecure.
In Jordan, internationally backed efforts to extend successful community policing programs beyond refugee camps face multiple challenges.
The Assad regime’s recent victories in southwestern Syria provide Jordan an opportunity to open the border and pursue reconstruction that could encourage refugees to return.
Syria’s regime is changing the country’s urban planning laws to punish its foes and reward loyalists.
Maha Yahya discusses a major Carnegie report on what it will take for displaced Syrians to return to their country.
As the living conditions for Syrian refugees worsen and the risks of going home mount, the notion of a voluntary return is rapidly losing meaning.
The Triggers of Return Project conducted by the Malcolm H. Kerr 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).