The following text is a paper written by Jihad Yazigi, our editor-in-chief, as a contribution to a conference organized in March in Florence on the transformations taking place in the Middle East region.


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The following text is the contribution of the editor of The Syria Report, Jihad Yazigi, to a survey of four experts on the state of the Syrian economy conducted by the Syria in Crisis page of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.