Displaying items by tag: Syrian Crisis

Will the Syrian Pound Stabilize and will we witness Warlords in Business Halls Again?

The exchange rate and the levels of prices have been relatively stabilized for two months in a row. It is something worth monitoring in the situation of Syria, after the deteriorated pace of the Syrian pound has accelerated since the end of 2018, and reached its peak in the first three months of 2020 and of the current year. So, is this current stability permanent? And what do warlords have to do with it?

Syria and the Putin-Biden Summit!

The results of the Russian-American summit have not yet emerged, especially with regard to the Syria file. This is quite normal, as such a summit can only involve consensus in very general terms regarding the issues under discussion/negotiation.

What Has Hindered the Implementation of 2254?

It has been nearly five and a half years since the adoption of UNSC Resolution 2254 providing for a solution to the Syrian crisis. At that time, the resolution was adopted unanimously by the members of the UN Security Council, though it has yet to be implemented.

The Syrian Working-Class: We Constitute 80% of the Population and get Less than 16% of the Income.

When Syrian business owners talk about their coping mechanisms and the continuation of their business under the extreme Syrian conditions, one saying is repeated: «the wages of workers have decreased». This fact is the only «positive factor» for the business sector in Syria, as all costs have increased: raw materials, transportation, money transfer, corruption costs and others, but workers have remained with their wages, or more precisely «with their hunger», snatching away the remnants of the Syrian production!

The Putin-Biden Summit and the Syrian Opposition

Talk about the Putin-Biden summit, which will be held on the 16th of this month in Geneva, occupies the top place in the various current political discussions. This is not surprising, especially when it comes to hot clashing points, as is the case in Syria.

American Arrogance, between the Rhetoric and the Behavior

During the last four months, since the new administration took office, the US rhetoric has been characterized by an escalation in most major affairs in the international framework, especially those related to the conflict with Russia and China, whether through NATO or the many European files, including Ukraine and the gas pipeline dossiers, and others. This rhetoric is in essence a continuation of the US rhetoric during the Trump era, though some details might differ.

ISIS “Resurgence” and US Policy in Syria

More than two years ago, the US declared the defeat of ISIS in Syria, then in October 2019 ISIS leader Baghdadi was reportedly killed during a US special operation in Idlib. Since then, every once in a while, some ISIS activity is reported in the news at a frequency sufficient to prevent ISIS from being completely forgotten and just enough to keep it “on the map”.

2254 Ends When It Is Fully Implemented

Comments, opinions, and even statements are coming in lately from parties that are contradictory on their face within the “loyalist / opposition” duality, and these comments, opinions, and statements openly intersect and serve each other in the way they consider that the upcoming presidential elections will end UNSC Resolution 2254. They achieve this through either the unfounded claim that these elections will represent implementation of the resolution, or through another allegation that has the same political goal in the end, even if it was disguised with phony words and expressions. The “opposition” claim considers that holding these elections means killing the political solution and Resolution 2254, which implies that the search for a solution should follow a path other than that of the UN Security Council resolution.