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Syria team

Synaps’ team of Syrian researchers grapples with the social and economic dynamics that are quietly reshaping Syria: from environmental degradation to the transformation of urban economies to evolving models for civic engagement. We draw on various areas of expertise including psychology, sociology, activism, and social work, and build our analysis through thousands of conversations with Syrians across the social and geographic spectrum. Our work draws upon perspectives as diverse as farmers in Hassakeh to schoolteachers in Damascus and businesspeople from Beirut to Berlin.

      Last sheikh standing

      What is left of northeast Syria’s tribes?


      Dismantling education in Syria’s Idlib

      The point of odious return

      Syrian misery in motion

      Reaping fire

      Syria’s fateful harvest

      War by other means

      Syria's economic struggle

      Picking up the pieces

      How Syrian society has changed

      No Damascus like home