Our weekly selection of articles on Syria’s economy and society.
A Middle Eastern Marshall Plan: “Rich nations should provide funds to help integrate Syrian refugees into their host countries.”
U.N.’s Fear of Angering Assad Leaves Gap in Syria Aid Effort: “U.N. effort to supply hundreds of thousands of Syrians in rebel-held areas with food, water, and medicine falling dangerously short.”
Turkey introduces tough new border policies for Syrians: “Since 1 January, those intending to cross back and forth between the two countries will only be able to spend three months out of every six inside Turkey or face a fine of 570 Turkish lira (US$250).”
Salman Shaikh: Syria is a ‘Broken, Fragmented, Divided State’: “There is a belief that if you can move beyond Assad and those immediately around him, you would be able to starve the oxygen that ISIS and other extremists live off of.”
Food enters Syria’s besieged Homs city after local deal: U.N.: “U.N. aid workers have started delivering food to tens of thousands of people trapped in a besieged district of Homs city in Syria following negotiations with warring parties, officials said on Friday.”