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Beyond the Budget Numbers for 2022... The Syrian Economy Has a Stroke.

Like its predecessors, the state's general budget for 2022 reflected the country's deteriorating situation on all fronts. The factors of war and economic sanctions, and, before this and that, the government policies followed for decades, left an economy afflicted with a heart attack and an infrastructure paralyzed in most of its sectors, which was reflected in a significant decline and deterioration in all indicators of Syrian economic performance.

Kassioun Editorial 1088: What Do Direct Negotiations Mean?

After 12 years since the outbreak of the Syrian crisis, it cannot be said that there have yet been real direct negotiations have taken place, with the exception of the first and second Moscow meetings, which did not last nor was anything built thereon as should have.

Kassioun Editorial 1087: The Conditions for the Solution are Ripening

Although the Syrian political scene seems stagnant, and the apparent complete inability to move towards a political solution and the implementation of UNSC Resolution 2254, the reality of things is in a different place, and perhaps even opposite to what things might look like on their face.

Kassioun Editorial 1086: Why Do We Insist on Implementing 2254 Quickly?

The daily harsh disasters in Syria reveal that the claims of “victories” made by the various political sides are, in reality, nothing but a complete disconnection from reality. With each additional day of the crisis, the deterioration of the various aspects of people’s living conditions viciously deepens, and the frustration and despair of Syrians increases. In turn, this leads to the increase of the process of bulldozing Syrians out of their country, and the state of geographical isolation turns into a reality, not only by virtue of the distribution of areas of political control, but even more dangerous than that, due to the shrinking of the circles of production, distribution, exchange, and consumption. All of this keeps alive the possibilities of partitioning and raises the danger thereof.

Kassioun Editorial 1085: Who is with Dialogue in Damascus and Who is Against it?

In the opening session of the Constitutional Committee in 2019, the Moscow Platform for the Syrian opposition called for transferring the dialogue to Damascus, while securing the necessary guarantees. The call was met with a categorical rejection by the opposition’s extremists accompanied by a “punishment”, and the silence of the regime’s extremists that essentially solidarized with the opposition’s extremists in their refusal to dialogue in Damascus.

Kassioun Editorial 1084: Why the Huge Acceleration in Exterminating Subsidies? stars

The process of reducing subsidies began to accelerate towards lifting it with the tenth five-year plan, that is, since 2005 with the official adoption of the so-called “social market economy”. It was clear since its inception that it was mapped out based on the recommendations of the IMF and the World Bank, which have one recipe for all “periphery states”. The recipe, which is based on low wages and weak production, reinforces Western hegemony and promotes the migration of brains and human resources.

Kassioun Editorial 1083: Syria and Turkey, Whereto? stars

Recent statements by the Turkish Foreign Minister on Syria provoked a wave of reactions that were predominantly tense on the part of the extremists from the Syrian sides. This is not surprising, of course, since we have become accustomed to the extremists doing their utmost to obstruct any step that would bring us closer to a solution.

Kassioun Editorial 1082: For Whom the Bells Toll?

Scholars of World War II history agree that among the most important reasons for the collapse of Nazism at the time, was its opening two major fronts together, the first in 1939 and the second in 1941.

Kassioun Editorial 1081: Eradicating Zionism, A Mandatory Path to the Future

Although our region is the most affected in the whole world by the Jewish Agency and global Zionism, what is quite surprising and requires searching for an explanation, is the behavior of the Arab media, which at best sufficed with reporting news about the ongoing confrontation with it in Russia, without deeply going into analyzing the matter and trying to understand its dimensions. Even the Arabic-speaking Russian media, including Russia Today and Sputnik, have not yet given the issue the space it deserves.