Authored by Ayşe Üstünel Yırcalı, the report “Europe and the Syrian Conflict: Perceptions and Policies” is part of an extensive research study conducted by PODEM on the Syrian conflict. The research study entitled “Future of Syria: Actor Analysis” aims to map out the main actors involved in the conflict and provide multi-layered analyses of their strategies and expectations.
This particular report focuses on the European actors and ruminates on their positions regarding the Syrian conflict, as well as their views on other actors involved. It also sheds light on the future role of the European actors and institutions in facilitating a resolution in Syria.
The interviews for this report took place between February and June 2017, in Berlin, Brussels, London and Paris, consecutively, and various others in Istanbul. The interviews in each country were held with members and analysts of state institutions, experts from civil society organizations and independent professionals with experience on Syria. Meetings were also held with Syrian residents (in these countries) active in politics and civil society work.
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