A Message from Omran’s Team
Omran for Strategic Studies was founded in 2013 as a policy research center focusing on Syria and the region in three tracks: politics and international relations, economic development, and local administration & promotion of democratic practices. Omran’s work is uniquely characterized by a perspective of state institutions preservation, utilizing field-based research, analysis, scenario projections, and high credibility with relevant actors on the ground.
In 2016, we were able to develop proposals and stabilization programs and recommendations through a number of publications, maps, and seminars. We also issued editorials and briefs on political transition, local administration, security sector reform and economic development. We continued to expand our local and regional network and relations with key Syrian and non-Syrian stakeholders to collaborate and develop practical solutions that empower and assist decision-makers.
In 2017, we will focus on Security Sector Reform, DDR processes, Syrian Kurdish affairs, and local administration councils to restore stability and develop the necessary tools to deal with the forthcoming political phase.