Opportunities for U.S. Policy to Support Syria’s Diverse Communities

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) examined current conditions in Syria affecting freedom of religion, and highlighted opportunities for U.S. policy to support Syria’s diverse communities in formulating a viable political solution for the country’s decade-long civil war. According to USCIRF, “there are promising environments for religious freedom and intra-religious cooperation in Syria, including areas in the north and east governed by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES)”.