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.

Research

Abdullah Al-Jabassini

Ayman Aldassouky

Dima Hussein

Georges Fahmi

Joseph Daher

Manhal Baresh

Mazen Ezzi

Ziad Awad

Management

Donato Di Bartolomeo, Project Manager

Valentina Gorgoni, Administrative Assistant

Ayoub Lahouioui, Project Assistant

Stefano Vannucci, Research Associate

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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

Events

Syria Transition Challenges Project

Joseph Daher, State Institutions and Regime Networks as Service Providers in Syria, Research Project Report, June 2020
Read it in English and Arabic.
 
Ziad Awad and Agnès Favier, Syrian People’s Council Elections 2020: The Regime’s Social Base Contracts, Research Project Report, October 2020
Read it in English and Arabic
 
Abdullah Al-Jabassini, The Eighth Brigade: Striving for Supremacy in Southern Syria, Research Project Report, December 2020
Read it in 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).