Welcome to The Syria Institute!

TSI is a think tank dedicated to advancing the public’s understanding of the situation in Syria and informing smarter policy options for lawmakers.

The ever-deepening Syrian crisis demands a stronger, more effective response from world leaders in order to save lives, stabilize the region, and address the growing threats to international security. TSI was born out of our recognition that today, in the fifth year of the conflict, serious information and understanding gaps continue to hinder policymakers and influence the public response (or lack thereof). We aim to help fill those gaps by publishing information that is timely, accessible, and based on thorough and accurate research.

To learn about our upcoming publications and events: check back frequently, sign up for our mailing list, and follow TSI on social media. You can learn more about TSI on our About page, and take a look at our Syria Cheat Sheets, one-pagers that provide quick, easy summaries of important actors in the Syrian conflict.

We appreciate your support and feedback as we continue to grow.



Valerie Szybala

Executive Director
The Syria Institute