Jihad Yazigi

Jihad Yaziji is a Visiting Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He is the founder and editor of The Syria Report, an online bulletin covering Syrian economic affairs. He has written extensively on the Syrian economy and has provided research, advisory and consultancy services to regional and international organizations

  • Primitive oil refining in Deir Ezzour, Syria. Photo courtesy of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
    Published in: North Africa, West Asia
    Syria's war economy
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    Written by: Jihad Yazigi All articles by Jihad Yazigi

    The economy is the bedrock that any future Syria will be built on. This excerpt from the concluding sections of ECFR's policy brief explores what is left of that bedrock, how it has been transformed, and what European states can do in the light of the current state of Syria's economy.

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    Solving the Syrian riddle
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    Written by: Jihad Yazigi All articles by Jihad Yazigi

    The only Arab country where protests started from rural areas might find itself facing an internationally funded reconstruction which will award money to urban centres, thus abandoning the very roots of the current crisis. The only solution is to build economic awareness. Starting from now.

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    Syria beyond conflict: the economic test
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    Written by: Jihad Yazigi All articles by Jihad Yazigi

    The bitter divisions in Syria both reflect and intensify the grave, long-term economic challenges that must be met if the country is to have a viable future, says Jihad Yazigi

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