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TIMEP Brief: The Return of Refugees

Summary As of August 2019, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported that it had registered over 5.6 million Syrians as refugees outside of Syria and estimated that there are 6.2 million internally displaced people within the...

TIMEP Brief: Conscription Law

Background: Syria’s Legislative Decree No. 30 of 2007, formally called the “Flag Service Law,” (herein referred to as the “Conscription Law”), governs compulsory and reserve military service, and was issued on May 16, 2007 by President Bashar al-Assad. The Conscription...

TIMEP Brief: Normalization of the Syrian Regime

Summary: After the Syrian regime violently cracked down on protests that began in March 2011, many nations cut diplomatic ties with Syria and the Arab League suspended Syria’s membership. In 2015, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2254, which...