Syria is already a failed state. Will the Caesar sanctions make it more ‘fierce’?

Syria Update 22 June 2020 Table Of Contents Download PDF Version Syria is already a failed state. Will the Caesar sanctions make it more ‘fierce’? In Depth Analysis On 17 June, the U.S. Department of the Treasury officially enacted the sanctions contained in the Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act, thus beginning an inauspicious new phase […]

Damascus scrambles to contain economic rage as protests spread

Syria Update 15 June 2020 Table Of Contents Download PDF Version Damascus scrambles to contain economic rage as protests spread In Depth Analysis On 11 June, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad dismissed Prime Minister Imad Khamis and announced that Hussein Arnous, Syria’s minister of water resources, will succeed Khamis as interim prime minister. While no formal […]

Self Administration bids to corner grain market as SYP collapses

Syria Update 8 June 2020 Table Of Contents Download PDF Version Self Administration bids to corner grain market as SYP collapses In Depth Analysis On 6 June, the Self Administration issued two decisions that effectively prohibit the sale of grain to rival territorial actors. The decisions follow significant turmoil in Syrian grain markets that come […]

Infographic: Northeast Syria Trade Dynamics

NES Trade Dynamics Infographic 3 June 2020 Download In High-Resolution The recent re-opening of the M4 highway between Tel Tamr and Ain Issa is arguably the most significant instance of pragmatic political cooperation between the Self Administration and the Government of Syria in recent memory. The deal is also an important development commercially. The M4 […]

M4 opens as Russia flexes muscles in NES

Syria Update 1 June 2020 Table Of Contents Download PDF Version M4 opens as Russia flexes muscles in NES In Depth Analysis On 25 May, local media sources reported that a section of the M4 highway between Ain Issa and Tel Tamr had opened to commercial traffic for the first time since October, when control […]