New Publication WPCS | To Stay or To Leave? The Dilemma for Independent Syrian Businessmen | Sinan Hatahet

MEDirections is delighted to share a new Policy Brief from the Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria project (WPCS)

The relationship between the Syrian regime and businessmen went, over many years through different phases, alternating between antagonism and cooperation. However, it remained functional as the key-stone of the economy. The perceived end of the existential threat to the regime’s survival changed its attitude towards the business community. Increasingly, the business community feels targeted by the regime’s fiscal policies and views their capital and potential to grow as being at risk. This policy brief lays bare the stark choices available to independent entrepreneurs in the country today.