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The Constitutional Question in Syria: A Political Approach

10/12/19
Local councils, Syria Dr. Najib Ghadbian
Executive Summary This study examines the constitutional question in Syria from various political perspectives. The first section focuses on the importance of the constitutional drafting process, with emphasis on the conditions that must be included in the constitution’s final product…

Significant Economic Cooperation Between The Syrian Regime and Iran During 2018-19

15/11/19
Syria, İran Navvar Şaban
Executive Summary Iran, a major ally and enabler of the Syrian regime, is increasingly engaged in competition over access to the Syrian economy now that there are new opportunities for lucrative reconstruction contracts. This report sheds light on the economic…

Economic Recovery in Syria: Mapping Actors and Assessing Current Policies

24/09/19
Syria, Turkey Ayman Al Dassouky, Dr. Salam Said, Maen Talaa, Mohamed Al Bdullah, Munqeth Othman Agha, Omran Center
Introduction The conflict in Syria that has been dragging on since 2011 generated many challenges that began to take shape as the conflict is coming to an end. Some of the key challenges pertain to early economic recovery which has…

The Syrian Military Establishment in 2019: Sectarianism, Militias and Foreign Investment

01/07/19
Syria, Terrorism and Security, İran Anwar Majani, Ayman Abu Hashem, Ayman Al Dassouky, Maen Talaa, Navvar Şaban
Introduction Questions about the fate of Syria’s security and defense sectors continue to be some of the most important questions facing the country today. These questions have only grown in importance since the revolution, both because reforming these sectors was…

Hezbollah’s International Financing Operation: From Economic Resistance to Criminal Endeavor

14/06/19
Middle East, Syria, Terrorism and Security, USA, İran Omran Center
Executive Summary Hezbollah has been heavily reliant on Iran’s generosity, to fund its operation, with Tehran’s aid estimated at around USD 700 million in 2008. The organization has nonetheless increasingly diversified its revenue base, getting involved in drug trade, counterfeiting…
Monday August 01
Omran Center for Strategic Studies, Istanbul Medipol University Center for Mediterranean Studies (AKAM) and Black Sea Strategic Research Association (KASAM) are pleased to announce the international conference titled “Governance in…
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Wednesday June 24
Omran Center for Strategic Studies organized a public webinar panel entitled “Syrian Civil Society Organizations in an Unstable Environment” on 24 June 2020. The session discussed challenges and possible opportunities…
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Thursday June 04
Omran for Strategic Studies held a webinar entitled "Dissecting the Syrian Deadlock" On 03 June 2020. The session attempted to shed light on the ongoing efforts to solve "the Syrian…
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