Syria Writes

Will China Get the Lion Share in Syria Reconstruction?

Will China Get the Lion Share in Syria Reconstruction?

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 ever used to be.

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Militias and Crony Capitalism to Hamper Syria Reconstruction

Militias and Crony Capitalism to Hamper Syria Reconstruction

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 nature of the regime as a patrimonial state and its need to satisfy divergent interests of actors who played an important role in supporting it, especially militias and crony capitalists.

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To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria

To the Victors, the Ruins: the Challenges of Russia’s Reconstruction in Syria

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 projecting its influence across regime-held Syria, a problem that demands ever-growing resources even as major combat in the country declines.

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Do Syrian Artists Lose Their Identity Abroad?

Do Syrian Artists Lose Their Identity Abroad?

What happens to your Syrian identity now that you are living in a new country? How is your identity affected by the new country’s respective integration policies? Implicit in each of these questions is the notion of identity as a monolithic concept linked to nationality. The reality is never so simple.

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Reading Through the Cryptic Messages of ‘The War Show’

Reading Through the Cryptic Messages of ‘The War Show’

Unlike most documentaries produced in Syria since 2011, the filmmaker doesn’t follow a single character story. She attempts to tell Syria’s story through her own experiences, convictions and emotions.

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PKK Music: Engineering a Social Revolution

PKK Music: Engineering a Social Revolution

A song, from the perspective of the party, is a tool to aid the revolution and to rally the masses.

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‘Lost in Lebanon’ Explores Restless Wait for Return

‘Lost in Lebanon’ Explores Restless Wait for Return

Whether between mountains and vast green areas, or cement and slowly built towers, Syrians in Lebanon seem endlessly stranded in an irredeemable state of patience and loss.

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Mokdad’s 300 Miles: the Dilemma of Activist Documentaries

Mokdad’s 300 Miles: the Dilemma of Activist Documentaries

“The tricky thing about art, particularly about Syria, is that I always imagined that you make art for change.”

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Cartoonists on the Rise Since Uprising

Cartoonists on the Rise Since Uprising

A brief introduction to the most prominent caricature, comics and animation artists that have gained popularity amongst Syrians since 2011.

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