Book Chapter: Aid, Resettlement, and Refugee Policy in Syria

Contribution to the Middle East Institute's 2011 book on displacement and refugee aid in the Middle East. A vast majority of the world's refugees remain in their neighboring states of first asylum, regardless of that state's capacity or willingness to provide adequate care. While Syria's Iraqi refugee politics were relatively open during the early years of the Iraq war, the failure of international actors to relieve the burden of refugee hosting during the crucial years of 2006 and 2007 greatly influenced the country's slide toward more restrictive policies.

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