Analysis

Syria’s crossings again

The writer Shoresh Darwish is talking about the possible scenario of the Russian veto for opening new crossings between #Syria and neighboring countries, or closing the only remaining crossing which…

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Turkey, not SDF, enjoys seat at anti-ISIS conferences

Meghan Bodette writes on the logic of the Syrian Democratic Forces being excluded from security conversations about Syria, while Turkey enjoys a seat at the table

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The political economy of violence in Syria

When the regime resorted to violence to suppress the Syrian uprising and failed to respond to their legitimate demands, this quickly created a rich environment in which violence spread, which…

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The pre-2011 shadow economy in Syria

Funding investment depends primarily on the government’s local and private resources, and secondly on external resourcesFunding investment depends primarily on the government’s local and private resources, and secondly on external…

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Readings in secularism

Secularism is viewed in the Arab and Eastern world, as a minorities’ intellectual, religious and cultural issue.  Secularism is a solution to those who consider that for a group to…

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Syrian economy before 2011

Munther Khaddam analyzes the Syrian economy before the war.

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The Egyptian presence in the region

This week, Muhammad Seyid Rasas is writing about the absent and disappearing role of Egypt in the region following the Camp David Accords in 1978

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How was Syrian opposition suppressed?

Lama al-Atasi talks about the deterioration of the Syrian opposition after ten years of conflict. #Syria

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The economics behind the Syrian crisis

Following the Russian announcementof the halt of major military operations in Idlib and the conclusion of understandings with Turkey on the same regard, contradicting Syrian regime’s will, an unprecedented economic…

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Re-electing Bashar Assad: The fate of the Syrian crisis’ political solution

Syrian President Bashar Assad will certainly win the upcoming presidential elections, which will be held according to the arrangements of the 2012 constitution. With this, he will guarantee himself a…

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