The Situation and Prospects of Christians in North and North-East Syria
A resolution of the Syria conflict is not in sight, even though the Assad regime now controls over half the country. The IS is considered to be largely defeated. The population has dropped by around 21 percent since 2010 and the Christian share by up to 78 percent. Large parts of North and North-East-Syria are under the autocratic control of the Kurds and the regime is virtually non-existent there. Most Christians dream of a return to the situation before the war and are at odds with the Kurdish administration, which enjoys only minority Christian support. The Christians are currently concerned about the overall framework for the planned security zone in Northern Syria.