Ahmad Bawaba

Ahmad Bawaba

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:44

Annual Report 2016

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.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:44

Annual Report 2015

A Message from Omran’s Team

Omran Center for Strategic Studies has achieved a high level of relevance and importance among a wide spectrum of influential readership. Omran has taken part in advancing a comprehensive understanding of the Syrian scene and its regional and international impact.

Omran attempts to asses policies by different actors, deconstructs their narratives and claims, and presents policy recommendations to decision-makers.

Omran strives to promote an in-depth analysis of the political process, good governance mechanisms, democratic practices and economic empowerment of local economies.

Tuesday, 02 January 2018 11:43

Annual Report 2014

Our Vision

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


  • Support decision-making mechanism 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 alternatives solutions.
  • Publish papers in Arabic, English and Turkish and interact with other policy centers.
    Contribute in the accumulation of knowledge that best serves the Syrian issue.
Thursday, 19 October 2017 16:09

Navvar Şaban

MBA from the Australian University of Wollongong - Bachelor of Computer Science from American University - Information Unit Manager & Military Analyst, Produce Special Military Reports about MENA Region, Specialized in Syria, Publishes articles on "Syria Deeply & Atlantic Council", named by "Syria Deeply" as one of the most significant military experts in both Syria.