Syria Writes - Economy
‘Hostages’ of Assad under the Caesar Act

16 July 2020
After nearly 10 years of war, dilemmas over how the newest—and toughest—US sanctions impact everyday Syrians are hardly new, writes Maher Mas’ud.
Law No. 10: Property, Lawfare, and New Social Order in Syria

26 July 2018
Starting in 2011, Bashar al-Assad’s government has passed a number of laws that undermined the status of the displaced population, preventing many from claiming title to land that was once...
Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

21 December 2017
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?

16 September 2017
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

04 September 2017
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

18 August 2017
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...
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