Syrians and the Constitution Survey

Syrians and the Constitution Survey

Opening of Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva Geir O. Pedersen (centre), United Nations Special Envoy for Syria, speaks at the opening session of the Syrian Constitutional Committee in Geneva. At left is Ahmad Kuzbari, Co-Chair representing the Government of...
Potential Military Conflict Scenarios In The NWS

Potential Military Conflict Scenarios In The NWS

CONTEXT We refer to the North West of Syria (NWS) as the opposition-held areas of Idlib province, the western Aleppo countryside and a small enclave of Latakia’s northern countryside. Despite the announcement of the Sochi ceasefire agreement in September 2018 between...
2021 Budget Reveals the Depth of Syria’s Economic Woes

2021 Budget Reveals the Depth of Syria’s Economic Woes

This study was originally published on the Atlantic Council website. On September 28, the Syrian government proposed the 2021 budget, planned at 8.5 trillion Syrian pounds ($2.7 billion in real terms). The breakdown of the budget is still being debated in the People’s...
Syrian Opinion Split on Decentralizing Power in New Constitution

Syrian Opinion Split on Decentralizing Power in New Constitution

This study was originally published on the Middle East Institute website. Under U.N. Security Council Resolution 2254, a critical step toward a political solution to the Syrian crisis is the drafting of a new Syrian constitution. To that end, the Constitutional...