KURDWATCH, September 22, 2013—An end to the civil war in Syria is not foreseeable. Still, we believe it is important to begin to develop concepts for Syria’s future after Assad. Thus from now on, KurdWatch will regularly publish proposals for reform. We are beginning with a paper on the creation of a »Kurdish region« in Syria. The paper provides concrete proposals as to how the Syrian Kurds can come to enjoy complete and equal civil rights and how their right to self-determination can be respected without calling the unity of Syria or its territorial integrity into question. The concept presented here is based on the following principles: 1. democratic and equal civil rights for Syria's Kurdish citizens and 2. self-determination of the Syrian Kurds within a united Syria, based on language and territorial self-administration.