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Gulf Countries as a Destination for Syrian Financial Capital: The Case of the United Arab Emirates
Syrians in the UAE work in various economic sectors. They organized in response to political change in Syria before and after 2011 and were affected by it, impacting their views on reconstruction in Syria. Read More
Lebanese Communities Abroad: Feeding and Fuelling Conflicts
Lebanese diaspora communities are heavily engaged in their country’s economic and political development but their involvement does not challenge the nature of Lebanon’s sectarian-based model of governance. Read More
The Palestinian Diaspora and the State-Building Process
Transnational Palestinian diaspora elites simultaneously shape and are shaped by the state-building process, resulting in policies that consider the diaspora as a resource for the homeland, as a new category of expatriates began to return. Read More
Syrians in Turkey: Groupings, Fractures and a Floundering Civil Society
The Syrian elite in Turkey was not immune from the conflict situation in the homeland, but has continued to provide support for Syrians within Syria, and looks forward to participating in all aspects of reconstruction in post-conflict Syria. Read More
The Syrian Diaspora in Lebanon: Between a Lack of Policy and a Policy of Alienation
After pushing out qualified Syrians with the potential to alleviate the refugee burden, Lebanon is left with the poorest and the least educated ones. The current restrictions on associations also prevent any Syrian political formation from taking shape in Lebanon. Read More
Mapping Syrian Skills in the Gulf: The Case of Qatar
The paper reviews Syrian emigration to the Arab oil-producing countries before and after the outbreak of the Syrian revolution and examines its characteristics and the position of its elite groups with regard to the future reconstruction of Syria. Read More
Syrians in Egypt: Major Financial Investments in a Volatile Context
Al-Sisi's rise to power changed the official discourse towards Syrians but the evolution of the situation in Syria plays a role in reshaping how the owners of capital will invest in Syria after the end of the conflict. Read More
Arabism and its Repercussions: Forms of Solidarity among Syrians in Latin America
The vocal support of Syrian-Lebanese communities in Latin America for the Assad regime is the result of a long history of the diaspora’s mobilization around nationalist ideologies that promoted the image of a strong Syria with a leading role in the Middle East. Read More
Syrians in the USA: Solidarity Despite Political Rifts
Despite their political differences regarding the conflict in Syria, Syrian American organizations in the US would most effectively engage with the reconstruction of future Syria through projects that correlate their missions with US interests. Read More
Syrian Diaspora Groups in Europe: Mapping their Engagement in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
Mapping the mobilisation of Syrian diaspora in Europe provides a basis for further engagement with the most relevant groups for consultations on future solution scenarios for Syrian refugees. Read More