November 30, 2015 - Our Weekly Selection

In the News | 30-11-2015

Our weekly selection of articles on Syria's economy and society.

The ruins of Kobane: "What one small town says about the destruction of Syria."

For Money or Liberty? The Political Economy of Military Desertion and Rebel Recruitment in the Syrian Civil War

Life returns to Syrian town after IS ousted: "On barber’s shops, signs still hang reading "Dear brothers, shaving or trimming the beard is forbidden"."

PM Urges Investors to Back Syrian Tourism for a Stronger Economy: "Halki pushes for revival of popular, religious and coastal tourism while encouraging national investment in the sector."

Health Ministry Withdraws Hundreds of Drugs Smuggled into Local Markets: "Syrian health officials order the removal of over 200 products from local markets."

Is climate change really to blame for Syria’s civil war?: "And most of the “drought migration” occurred in 2009, after the overnight cancellation of subsidies on diesel and fertilisers."

Drought, Climate, War, Terrorism, and Syria: "It’s routinely claimed that climate-change-induced drought in Syria was a major factor in triggering the Syrian civil war, the Syrian refugee crisis and the rise of ISIS. But are these claims supported by the data?"

Syria: Decline of Purchase Power by 80% and Grain Season Difficulties: "At the time the purchase capacity per capita in Syria has declined by 80% since the conflict started five years ago."

The Economic and Intellectual Strengths of the Syrian Refugees in Turkey: "In addition of the establishment of the more than 10,000 Syrian companies, the living expenses which spent by the Syrian refugees in Turkey and the cheap labor forces provided by Syrians are two other main economic contributions Syrian refugees give to Turkey."

Declaring 'new beginning,' EU and Turkey seal migrant deal: "A key element is 3 billion euros ($3.2 billion) in EU aid for the 2.2 million Syrians now in Turkey."

Written by: The Syria Report
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