Northeast Syria Social Tensions and Stability Monitoring Pilot Project

Introduction This report introduces an ongoing pilot study by COAR to monitor stability and social tensions in northeast Syria. Building on COAR’s previous work on Syria’s eastern region, the project employs incident monitoring through data collected and verified by COAR field researchers and classified according to a broad set of predetermined stability and social tension […]

The Syrian Economy at War: Captagon, Hashish, and the Syrian Narco-State

The Syrian Economy at War Captagon, Hashish, and the Syrian Narco-State     This is the third in a series of research papers intended as primers on understudied aspects of Syria’s profound economic deterioration. In a decade of unrest, Syria has been reduced from a liberalising middle-income nation to a collapsing state in which nearly […]

Syria in 2021

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”] [et_pb_row admin_label=”row”] [et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text”] Introduction As 2021 begins, humanitarian and development actors working on Syria must confront a host of new challenges. Donors, policymakers, and aid implementers assessing priorities for the year ahead may draw useful insights from the events of 2020. For much of the past year, conflict conditions in Syria […]

Cash crash: Syria’s economic collapse and the fragmentation of the state

Cash crash: Syria’s economic collapse and the fragmentation of the state 6 July 2020 The Syrian economy is currently witnessing unprecedented volatility. To date, analysts have predominantly focused on the impact this crash has had on Syrian households, which are now facing acute financial pressure as poverty rates climb toward 90 percent, food insecurity skyrockets, […]

The Business of Empowering Women

The business of empowering women: Insights for development programming in Syria 15 May 2020 Executive Summary Changes in household composition due to battlefield deaths, displacement, and military recruitment have meant that many households in Syria have experienced a gendered restructuring, and as a result, have lost significant sources of income. This has led — and […]