Syria Writes - Economy
Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie
Although a new generation of Sunni businessmen emerged as others left the country in the wake of the uprising in 2011, the complex network of relations between the power elite,...
Will China Get the Lion Share in Syria Reconstruction?
Eugenio Dacrema analyses the variables of Chinese involvement in the Syrian reconstruction. Silently and calmly, Syria and the Middle East are likely to become soon much more Chinese than they...
Militias and Crony Capitalism to Hamper Syria Reconstruction
There remain several challenges for the regime in reaching political and economic stability and securing funds for reconstruction. Some of these challenges are rooted in the internal contradictions and the...
To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria
Recently-uncovered documents have revealed that Russian firms have made major strides in securing economic boons for the immediate postwar period. Despite this, the Kremlin continues to face profound issues in...
EU Should Play Major Role in Syria Reconstruction
The EU should use its economic leverage in order to shape the post-conflict environment and mitigate the suffering of civilians.
Liberalization and Conflict in the Syrian Economy
Overall, Syria’s economic resilience can be attributed to three factors: its former economic measures, the role of political allies and the economic measures undertaken during the conflict.
The Syrian Business Elite: Patronage Networks and War Economy
A socially responsible economic strategy is central to the Syrian transition. The fact that the Syrian opposition has not yet embarked in a critical debate of Syria’s future political economy...

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