Syria at war: eight years on

Khalid Abu Ismail, Bilal Al-Kiswan, Salim Araji, Omar Dahi, Raymond Hinnebusch, Omar Imady, Manuella Nehme, Ahmad Shikh Ebid

Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report


The “Syria at War: Eight Years On” report is the second product of the collaboration between the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) and the Centre for Syrian Studies (CSS) at the University of St Andrews. It is the result of extensive research by scholars and experts and benefited from the National Agenda for the Future of Syria (NAFS) Programme’s platform for technical dialogue between a broad spectrum of Syrian stakeholders aimed at moving towards consensus beyond the polarizations of the conflict period.

Almost a decade of conflict has radically transformed all aspects of Syrian society. The purpose of this report is to trace these transformations at social, economic and governance levels. It provides a framework for moving forward, proposing principles, priorities and pragmatic steps toward an inclusive and sustainable economic recovery and peacebuilding process.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUnited Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
Number of pages81
Publication statusPublished - 24 Sept 2020


  • Arab countries
  • Civil war
  • Economic development
  • Post-conflict reconstruction
  • Reconstruction
  • Refugee assistance
  • Refugee placement
  • Refugee-receiving countries
  • Sanctions
  • Syrian Arab republic


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