Publications

The families of Rastan and the Syrian regime : transformation and continuity

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): ALDASSOUKY, Ayman
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, 2021/14, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria
  • Abstract: In May 2018, the Syrian regime regained control of the city of Rastan, in northern Homs, through a combination of force and negotiations. Since then, the regime has relied on [...]
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Syria’s electricity sector after a decade of war : a comprehensive assessment

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): HATAHET, Sinan, SHAAR, Karam, سنان حتاحت, كرم شعار
  • Series/Report no.: RSC, 2021/13, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: Before the 2011 conflict, Syria’s electricity infrastructure was barely functional. There were high production and transmission losses resulting in frequent load shedding during the summer. However, after ten years of [...]
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The Red Sea link : geo-economic projections, shifting alliances, and the threats to maritime trade flows

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): NARBONE, Luigi, WIDDERSHOVEN, Cyril
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, 2021/12, Middle East Directions (MED), Regional Security Initiative
  • Abstract: The Red Sea region is becoming increasingly important in global geopolitics. Given its importance for global trade and security, growing geo-economic projections, military rivalries and the risk of confrontation between [...]
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The developmental state experience in Malaysia : lessons for Libya?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): CHAREONWONGSAK, Kriengsak
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, 2021/10, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: This paper examines the application of the development state model in Malaysia from 1971 to 1990 and highlights how its successes and failures could serve as a useful example for [...]
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Economic policy choices in Chile’s transition periods : lessons for Libya?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): FUENTES, Rodrigo, SAPELLI, Claudio, رودريغو فوينتس و كلاوديو سابيلي
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, 2021/11, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: In this paper, Chile’s economic policy experience of the last 50 years is set out, in the search for valuable lessons for countries in transition, like Libya. Chile has faced [...]
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Russia’s economic liberalisation : lessons for Libya?

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): ÅSLUND, Anders
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, Middle East Directions (MED), 2021/09
  • Abstract: Libya may benefit from studying Russia’s experiences in its early transition. Because of its far better macroeconomic situation, Libya’s transition should be easier. The main warning from Russia is that [...]
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Networks, mobilisation and resistance in the 2021 presidential election in Syria

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria Project’s Team, فريق مشروع زمن الحرب وما بعد الصراع في سوريا
  • Series/Report no.: RSCAS, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria, 2021/08
  • Abstract: In May 2021, Syria held its second presidential election since the outbreak of the conflict in 2011. Beyond the foreseeable victory of President Bashar al-Assad and his re-election for a [...]
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Waste management in Tripoli : a temporary crisis or a long-lasting imbroglio?

  • Type: Other
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): IBRAHIM, Rima
  • Series/Report no.: Policy Briefs, 2021/21, Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: The armed conflict between the Libyan Arab Armed Forces and forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) from April 2019 led rapidly to a major waste management crisis [...]
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The private banking sector in Syria : between survival and opportunity

  • Type: Technical Report
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): DAHER, Joseph
  • Series/Report no.: 2021/07, Middle East Directions (MED), Wartime and Post-Conflict in Syria
  • Abstract: This study analyses the evolution of the private banking sector in Syria and the challenges and obstacles it faces after a decade of conflict with an eye to understanding the [...]
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Stepping away from the abyss : a gradual approach towards a new security system in the Persian Gulf

  • Type: Book
  • Year of Publication: 2021
  • Author(s): NARBONE, Luigi, DIVSALLAR, Abdolrasool
  • Citation: San Domenico di Fiesole : European University Institute, 2021
  • Series/Report no.: Middle East Directions (MED)
  • Abstract: A series of incidents have recently brought the Persian Gulf to the brink of war. While all the countries in the region are wary of the catastrophic consequences that a [...]
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