economy
Public-Private Partnerships as a tool for privatization and reinforcement of clientelist networks

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Syria's reconstruction can often seem like a distant prospect. Here, Joseph Daher assesses how the Syrian government is doubling-down on its pre-war neoliberal policies in the hope of driving forward...
Weekly Media Digest (12 April)

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Syria Untold brings you a new edition of our digest. We want to share with you the features, investigative pieces and long-form essays that we read and thought would interest...
Taxi Tales

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Taxi drivers in Syria, and especially in Damascus, don’t have a particularly good reputation. Many are undercover security personnel. The remainder face the same struggles as other low-income Syrians. This...
Syria’s “Golden Tree” Rises Again

28 October 2018
This investigation examines the impact of the Syrian war on the pistachio market, which is emerging anew as locals and farmers overcome multiple hurdles in a bid to restore production.
Assad Regime Still Reliant on Fractions of the Sunni Bourgeoisie

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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,...
Syrians in the North Embrace Turkish Intervention

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Despite being military par excellence, Turkish presence has been widely welcomed by different segments of Syrian society in Idlib countryside and the Euphrates Shield areas, north of Aleppo. The reason...
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