Economy

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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EU Should Play Major Role in Syria Reconstruction

EU Should Play Major Role in Syria Reconstruction

The EU should use its economic leverage in order to shape the post-conflict environment and mitigate the suffering of civilians.

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Liberalization and Conflict in the Syrian Economy

Liberalization and Conflict in the Syrian Economy

Overall, Syria’s economic resilience can be attributed to three factors: its former economic measures, the role of political allies and the economic measures undertaken during the conflict.

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The Syrian Business Elite: Patronage Networks and War Economy

The Syrian Business Elite: Patronage Networks and War Economy

A socially responsible economic strategy is central to the Syrian transition. The fact that the Syrian opposition has not yet embarked in a critical debate of Syria’s future political economy has jeopardized their legitimacy and deprived the Syrian business elite of a chance to reconsider their own practices and contribute to Syria’s transition towards a better future.

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