Conflict and Fragility
The Conflict Research Unit conducts research on the political economy of 21st century conflict and fragility dynamics. By offering insights and innovative approaches as to how to reduce the occurrence, intensity and impact of violence, we aim to achieve that policy makers and practitioners feel urged and enabled to take informed action against the human suffering caused by violent conflict today.
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The report analyzes the evolution of Turkey's proxy warfare in northern Syria. This strategy has returned Turkey to the Syrian civil war as a relevant player, undone some of the gains of the PYD-led Syrian Kurds and created a tool that will allow Turkey to remain in Syria for the near-term.