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Early Economic Recovery in Opposition Controlled Areas between 2018 -2022

17/10/22
Local councils, Syria Munaff Koman
Introduction and Methodology Early economic recovery aims to support local communities in returning to a stable and normal life, including preventing the community from returning to violence. The Early Recovery Report monitors projects implemented over a period of six months…

The Security Scene in Sweida: Context and Expected Outcomes

26/08/22
Local councils, Syria Omran Center
After being accused of kidnappings, the regime-backed Fajer militia experienced wide-scale hostility from local Sweida groups and had their headquarters seized. This may signal growing discontent with the Syrian regime's role in Sweida's deterioration. Background Located in southwest Syria and…

Establishing a National Farmers’ Association (NFA) in Opposition- Held Areas

18/02/22
Syria Munaff Koman
Introduction In opposition-held territories, the agricultural sector suffers from a variety of complex challenges. Among those challenges is that supply exceeds demand due to poor planning, absence of refrigerated storage facilities, weak purchasing power, absence -or limited- presence of food…

The Chain of Command in the Syrian Military: Formal and Informal Tracks

09/11/21
Syria Muhsen Al Mustafa
Executive Summary This paper provides an illustrative overview and assessment of the chain of command inside the Syrian Military and Armed Forces, while also noting the impact of both formal and informal tracks. It also explains the impact of the…

The 2021 Syrian Presidential Election

05/07/21
Syria Hadia El Omari
The 2021 Syrian Presidential Elections have unanimously been described as a farce. It comes as no surprise that Assad stays in power for a 4th term, gaining 95% of votes. In an analysis of the legal, Syrian regional and international…
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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