This post offers a short commentary on ’Protection in Europe for refugees from Syria’. Cynthia Orchard and Andrew Miller wrote the paper, which is the Forced Migration Policy Briefing 10, as part of Oxford University’s Refugee Studies Centre. The paper criticises Europe’s generally inadequate response to the Syrian conflict (excepting Germany’s admirable solution). The paper’s criticisms evolve from a systematic, Europe-wide analysis and UK case study. After that evaluation, the brief proposes reform-guidelines. Orchard and Miller presented the paper (alongside Professor Roger Zetter) on 10 September 2014 and I refer to that presentation throughout.