There is a lot of talk about the implications for the Syrian refugee crisis, but not much attention is being paid to the root causes. Essentially, as the previous two posters have noted, a main cause for the crisis is the civil war happening in Syria. According to Aboutnews.com, the Syrian civil wars grew out of desperation from the people who wanted more democratic processes, and less stiff restrictions from Bashar al- Assad and his regime. Civilians in Syria began the Arab Spring protests, and the al- Assad military answered with brutal force in March 2011. This caused the people of the region to take up arms and form their own militant regime to answer to the government's harsh tactics. From there, the country was pushed into civil war, killing 10,000 people, and leaving several more to flee for European safe havens. There are some serious implications from these actions.
Chif among the implications is the economic turmoil of the region. Many international countries have levied sanctions against Syrian militants, including the United States with the Executive Order 13582, which prohibits any American from doing business with Syria. European sanctions have been lifted to help funnel money into the region to fight Bashar al- Assad's regime, but with very little peace in the area, business has all but stopped. Clearly, this leaves many citizens without basic needs.
Another key implication birthed from the civil war is the amount of terrorist strong holds that have taken shape in the area. Al Qaeda and Hezbollah are a few of the key actors who have taken refuge in the embattled area. With so much riding on the peaceful end to the conflict, there is little opportunity to allow continued conflict to wage, as terrorists of this magnitude are a huge issue for many in the international community, including the USA.
More so, the refugee crisis is worsened because Syria has no real answer for conflict within the country. Not only does the lack of a plan have implications for Syria, there are implications for other, bordering, European countries whose resources are being taxed by the number of people escaping into their borders. The continued taxation on their resources has led to stock market crashes, countries on the verge of economic bankruptcy, and an increased reliance on foreign aid that pushes other countries not in the region to give and do more. For Americans specifically, Iraq stands as a potential prize in the Syrian crisis. After all that America has extolled in that part of the world, we stand to be present in the region, further pushing on our national debt, and making it necessary to up our military spending. While this has not been decided, it is a very real possibility should conflicts continue in the area.