OMRAN CENTER FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES

About Us

-   Established in November 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
-   A research institution that serves as an essential reference on Syrian affairs in political, Local Administration, and development sectors.
-  Publishes studies and policy briefs that empower relevant actors and institutions working on Syrian affairs, supports decision-making mechanisms, and assess a complex set of data to present analytical maps and recommendations.
-   Conducts round-table discussions, seminars and workshops that promote a more systematic and methodical culture of decision-making among Syria’s future leaders.

Our Vision
An independent think tank and policy center focusing on presenting an objective understanding of Syria and the region in order to become a reference for public policies impacting the region.

Objectives

-    Support decision-making mechanisms and presenting strategies on Syrian affairs.
-    Provide practical solutions and policy recommendations to decision-makers.
-    Publish policy studies that identify challenges within the Syrian context and the region, and foresee scenarios and alternative solutions.
-    Publish papers in several languages to facilitate interaction with international actors.
-    Contribute to the accumulation of knowledge that best serves the Syrian issue.

Omran Core Values
-    Adhere to professional standards in describing and analyzing the complex reality.
-    Adopt an appropriate research methodology.
-    Enrich and develop our research team.
-    Adapt to changing conditions and needs.
-    Localize and adapt concepts and solutions to the Syrian and regional cultural andpolitical contexts.
-    Open to different orientations and methodologies through dialogue and bridgebuilding

 

Researchers

Co-Founder, Executive Director of Omran for Strategic Studies, and Board Member of the Syrian Forum. He earned his
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Co-Founder and Board Member of Omran Center for Strategic Studies, Strategic and Legal Advisor to the Syrian Forum. He
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Senior Researcher at Omran for Strategic Studies in the Policies and International Relations Track. He earned his Post
Mohamad Rachid was born and raised in Damascus, Syria. He has a B.S. degree in Civil Engineering and M.A. in Political
Mohamed Al Bdullahis a researcherat the Omran Center for Strategic Studies. He earned a master’s degree in
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MBA from the Australian University of Wollongong - Bachelor of Computer Science from American University - Information
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Fellow Researcher at Omran for Strategic Studies concentrating on governance and local councils, de-radicalization,
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