The Syrian diaspora has only started to measure its own importance but has yet to organize with the conscious aim to become the strategic player and partner it can be for the international community to help Syria on its long road to recovery.
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.
Blessed Investors and Cursed Refugees: A Reading of Syrian Presence in Jordan
Syrians in Jordan share many of their difficult living conditions with the rest of Jordanians, but the authorities would likely prefer wealthy Syrians to return home but keep their capital invested in Jordan, fearing its withdrawal would seriously harm the economy.
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.
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.
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.
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.