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

Ayman Aldassouky is a researcher at Omran for Strategic Studies. He is currently a Master student in International
Senior Fellow, Omran Center for Strategic Studies Danny Al-Baaj is a former Syrian diplomat and a Senior Fellow at
Co-Founder, Executive Director of Omran for Strategic Studies, and Board Member of the Syrian Forum. He earned his
Co-Founder and Board Member of Omran Center for Strategic Studies, Strategic and Legal Advisor to the Syrian Forum. He
President of the Board Directors of Omran Center for Strategic Studies, and CEO of the Syrian Forum. He served as the
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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 Bdullah is a researcher at the Omran Center for Strategic Studies. He earned a master’s degree in
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Vice-President of the Board of Director and Co-founder of Omran Center for Strategic Studies. He is also a co-founder
MBA from the Australian University of Wollongong - Bachelor of Computer Science from American University - Information
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