Siege Watch Fifth Quarterly Report, November 2016-January 2017

The Fifth Quarterly Siege Watch Report details conditions for at least 913,575 people living in more than 37 besieged communities in Syria. The Syrian government and its allies remained responsible for the majority of existing sieges, as well as all “Watchlist” areas, where more than 1.3 million additional Syrians face […]

No Return to Homs: A case study on demographic engineering in Syria

The Syria Institute and PAX published a new report today entitled: “No Return to Homs: A case study on demographic engineering in Syria.” No Return to Homs explores the mechanisms and impacts of state-directed population displacement in Syria through a case study of Homs city, which in 2014 became the […]

Siege Watch Fourth Quarterly Report, August-October 2016

The Fourth Quarterly Siege Watch Report published today details conditions for at least 1,326,175 people living in more than 39 besieged communities in Syria. The Syrian government and its allies remain responsible for the majority of existing sieges, as well as all “Watchlist” areas, where more than 1.1 million additional Syrians face […]

Infographic: The Assad Coalition

With the fall of opposition-controlled eastern Aleppo looming, the odds of a total military victory by Bashar al-Assad increase. But what with this mean for the future of Syria? A unified and effective military that can exercise credible control over the country is key to maintaining stability. It is not […]

Siege Watch Third Quarterly Report, May-July 2016

The Third Quarterly Siege Watch Report published today details conditions for at least 1,005,275 people living in more than 40 besieged communities in Syria. More than 1.4 million additional people live in areas on our “Watchlist” and are under direct threat of becoming fully besieged, including over 200,000 in eastern […]