Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS)

The Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS) provides operational and strategic analysis of prospects, challenges, trends and policy options in wartime and in preparation for post-conflict in Syria.

WPCS focuses on policy and response-relevant themes, to include: key actors and dynamics of local governance; the war economy and its impact on the future reconstruction of Syria; the fragmentation of the military and security landscape and options to re-shape security frameworks; and regional interventions and their impact on local socio-political dynamics.

WPCS will provide a nuanced understanding of the Syrian conflict’s dynamics and trends by conducting field-based research. It aims to stimulate new approaches and policy responses to the Syrian conflict through a regular dialogue between researchers, policymakers, donors, and practitioners. It also aims to build and empower a network of Syrian researchers that will contribute to research informing international policy and practice related to their country.

The WPCS webpage in Arabic is available here.

The Team

Agnes Favier, Project Director.

Joseph Daher, Part-time Professor

Abdullah Al-Jabassini, Research Associate

Donato Di Bartolomeo, Project Manager

Dima Hussein, Research Associate

Stefano Vannucci, Research Associate

Laura Pigneri, Project Associate

Research Contributors

Ayman Aldassouky

Ziad Awad

Manhal Baresh

Mazen Ezzi

Myriam Ferrier

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WPCS Publications


Blog Papers

Mazen Ezzi, Sweida Protests: The Start of a New Syrian Revolution?, June 16th, 2020 – English Arabic

Ninar al-Ra’i, Eastern Ghouta Suffers from the Covid-19 Burden, May 11th, 2020 – English, Arabic

Manhal Bareesh, Idlib: How to Support the Russian-Turkish Agreement and Implement a Lasting Truce?May 6th 2020 – Arabic

Mazen Ezzi, How Can the Tension between Daraa and Sweida Be Contained?, April 17th, 2020 – Arabic

Joseph Daher,“Before Corona, I will die of hunger”: The socio-economic impact of Covid-19 on the Syrian population and new challenges for the regime, April 2nd, 2020 – English


What are the main objectives, methodology and research components of the WPCS project? Listen to the brief podcast with Joseph Daher and Abdullah al-Jabassini (recorded 29/11/2019). Listen to the Podcast

* Our publications are part of the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS) which is funded by the European Union. The contents are the sole responsibility of the Authors. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with the Center for Operational Analysis and Research (COAR).