Assessment of Syrian Energy Sanctions

A report outlining analysis of the Syrian Integrated Energy Supply System and recommending targeted energy sanctions and its impact in order to weaken the Assad regime. This report outlines the Strength, Weakness, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT) analysis of the Syrian Integrated Energy Supply System and recommends targeting energy sanctions to further weaken the Assad regime. […]

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Reform Policies of the Syrian Penal System

Policy paper addresses the weaknesses of the penal system since the Baath Party came to power in Syria. It proposes penal reform according to the international conventions on human rights. The penal system is of paramount importance as a result of its direct impact not only on the rights, freedom, dignity, and physical and mental […]

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Restructuring Judicial System in Future Syria

This policy research proposes a set of policy recommendations to the transitional government in Syria to guide the judicial apparatus in the proper direction towards a comprehensive reform. The subject matter of this policy paper is that of systematic policies for the radical reform of the judiciary in Syria, in order to promote the success […]

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Electoral System in Future Syria

This policy paper provides a roadmap for electoral reforms necessary to set Syria on the path to democratisation. A proposed electoral model for Syria should build upon elements of democratic models of government, voting, party and state systems. Syrian authorities responded to widespread anti-government protests with overwhelming military force. The internal conditions in Syria will […]

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Syria’s Electoral Reforms: Myths and Facts

The Syrian people need to reject the new constitution because it comes from the point of lost political and moral legitimacy, it comes under continuous violence, and it does not fit Syria’s future. In an attempt to “calm” the uprising, Bashar Assad ‘conceded’ to some of the demands of the opposition. However, his attempts were […]

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Health Information Systems in Future Syria

One of the main responsibilities of the Syrian Ministry of Health as outlined in its published list of goals and responsibilities is to develop a health information system as a main tool to gather data, analyse it and utilize it in the decision making process. The future of Syria carries many challenges and tracks that […]

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Health Insurance System in Future Syria

Syria lacks a fair and equitable access to health care with decreasing government spending on health care and a lack of a health insurance system. The transitional and post-transitional governments should launch a full feasibility assessment project to initiate deep-rooted changes in the health sector. Reforms should be implemented on a new platform of good […]

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Health Care Policy in Future Syria

This policy paper is intended for policy makers and strategic planners during the transitional period who are involved in health care policies, as well as those involved in administering health care in Syria. Any effort aiming to evaluate current health care policies in Syria must analyse its three different components that are closely interdependent: Health […]

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