There is confusion over which rebel groups will be covered by the ceasefire, but after two previous ceasefires collapsed this year, many believe this agreement will last.
Only 25,000 asylum seekers were deported from the country, less than half of the amount that left of their own volition.
The conflict with ISIS and even older war in Syria will continue to radiate ferment across a region that will also witness an as-yet unknown Trump effect.
With right-wing parties set to do well in elections in the Netherlands, France, and Germany this year, many are concerned about a Europe-wide populist swing. But the EU remains popular.
The Augsburg evacuations were spurred by the discovery of a massive explosive device that was over 70 years old.