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 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.
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.
Agnes Favier, Project Director.
Marie Kostrz, Research Assistant.
Donato Di Bartolomeo, Project Manager
- Syria: How are regional and international actors reshaping the Assad’s regime sovereignity?, Roundtable, Launch of the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project, Florence, 03/04/2019.
- Abdullah Al-Jabassini, From Insurgents to Soldiers: The Fifth Assault Corps in Daraa, Southern Syria, May 2019. Research project report. Available in English.
- Joseph Daher, Syria’s Manufacturing Sector: The Model of Economic Recovery in Question, May 2019. Research project report. Available in English.
- Mahmoud Al-Lababidi, Damascus Businessmen: The Phantoms of Marota City, April 2019. Research project report. Available in English and Arabic.
- Ziad Awad, The Rebuilding of the Syrian Regime Networks in the City of Deir Ez-Zor, March 2019. Research project report. Available in English and Arabic.
- Agnes Favier, Marie Kostrz, Local Elections: Is Syria Moving to Reassert Central Control?, February 2019, Research project report. Available in English and Arabic.
- Abdullah Al-Jabassini, From Rebel Rule to a Post-Capitulation Era in Daraa Southern Syria: The Impacts and Outcomes of Rebel Behaviour During Negotiations, January 2019, Working paper.
- Manhal Baresh, The Sochi agreement and the interests of guarantor states: examining the aims and challenges of sustaining the deal, January 2019, Research project report. Available in English and Arabic.
- Joseph Daher, The political economic context of Syria’s reconstruction: A prospective in light of a legacy of unequal development, December 2018, Research project report. Available in English and in Arabic and translated into Italian.
* 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).