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Public Attitudes Toward the Depreciation of the Syrian Pound in Northeast Syria

Public Attitudes Toward the Depreciation of the Syrian Pound in Northeast Syria

In mid-2020, OPC was commissioned by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the drivers and implications of the sharp depreciation in the Syrian pound. This report reviews the functions of money (both in general and in the Syrian context), presents a timeline of the value of the pound in relation to relevant events from 2011 to 2020, and showcases public attitudes on the topic using a survey.

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Northeast Syria’s Kurds: The Dynamics of Politics and Power

Northeast Syria’s Kurds: The Dynamics of Politics and Power

In mid-2020, OPC was commissioned by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the Dynamics of Politics and Power Among Northeast Syria’s Kurds and people’s attitudes regarding the possibility of a Kurdish-Kurdish dialogue. This report relied on interviews with influential and informed personalities from the region and a sample survey of 600 of the region’s residents.

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Public Attitudes Toward the Caesar Act in Northeast Syria

Public Attitudes Toward the Caesar Act in Northeast Syria

In mid-2020, OPC was commissioned by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs to investigate the attitudes of people in northeast Syria regarding the US Caesar Act sanctions. This report showcases general attitudes regarding both the overall effectiveness and specific local effects of the Caesar Act, extrapolated from a 600-participant sample, surveyed by OPC’s field researchers during 18-27 August 2020.

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