Factsheets

19-10-2021
Although, historically, political differences have often driven a wedge between Damascus and Amman, shared economic interests have frequently spurred rapprochement between the two countries.
06-10-2021
Although Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has declared victory after more than a decade of war, Damascus controls only ten out of at least 31 official border crossings.
27-08-2021
A 2,000-word factsheet on the status of Syria's three commercial maritime ports in Lattakia, Tartous and Banias.
29-07-2021
This 1,600-word factsheet provides an overview of the Syrian smart card, which has grown in importance as the government reduces subsidies on a large number of goods, including oil and food products.
11-05-2020

The rise of Rami Makhlouf as Syria’s most prominent businessman coincided with the ascent to power of Bashar Al-Assad in 2000. Given his long history of influence within the ruling elite, Mr Makhlouf’s recent side-lining raises many questions about the potential implications of his fall from grace.

06-04-2020
A 2,300-word factsheet on the Syrian activities of Stroytransgaz, the Russian company that has become the symbol of Moscow’s economic influence in the country.

17-03-2020

In this 4,000-word factsheet we provide an overview of Syria's renewable energy sector with a list of the main investment projects so far and the text of the renewable energy strategy adopted by the government last year.

29-01-2020

In this 2,700-word factsheet we provide a profile of Damascus Cham Holding, one of the largest Syrian companies that is at the heart of the controversial Marota project.

16-10-2019

This factsheet originally aimed at providing an overview of the economic situation in North-East Syria under the control of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). The events of the past few days, however, have changed facts on the ground before we could complete our work on this article.