With more than 230,000 killed and 11 million uprooted from their homes, the bloody conflict in Syria has been described as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis since Rwanda. It is also the focal point for intense debates over chemical weapons, Islamic extremists like ISIS, and what the U.S. and others can do to stop the killing.

Hard choices require hard facts, which is why Belfer Center researchers created this “one-stop shop” for key facts, documents, statistics, and analysis.

Original research and analysis conducted primarily in the Summer of 2014 capture deeply facts about the state of Syria at that time, and Belfer Center experts continue to publish op-eds and other works as the bloody conflict continues.