An archive of resource links from earlier years can be found here.

Reading on reconstruction


The toll of war: The economic and social consequences of the conflict in Syria
The World Bank, 10 July 2017.

Destruct to reconstruct: How the Syrian regime capitalises on property destruction and land legislation
By Jihad Yazigi, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 24 July 2017.

No Return to Homs: A case study on demographic engineering in Syria
The Syria Institute and Pax, 21 February 2017.

Rebuilding Syria
By Faysal Itani and Tobias Schneider, Atlantic Council, 4 December 2017.

Protect civilians: We need a fresh start for Syria
By Syria Solidarity UK, Rethink Rebuild Society, Syrian Association of Yorkshire, Together for Syria, August 2017.


The awkward space for Syria’s post-conflict reconstruction
By Emma Beals, Atlantic Council, 25 August 2017.

Why gender matters in Syria’s rebuilding efforts
By Lana Khattab and Henri Myrttinen, LSE Gender Institute, 29 August 2017.


Rebuild Syria by supporting Syrians, not their state
By Nate Rosenblatt, Atlantic Council, 10 May 2017.

Syria reconstruction and the illusion of leverage
By Steven Heydemann, Atlantic Council, 18 May 2017.

Rules for reconstruction in Syria
By Steven Heydemann, Brookings, 24 August 2017.

Considering US options for implementing reconstruction projects in Syria
By Emelie Chace-Donahue, Atlantic Council, 10 August 2017.


Syria’s reconstruction plans take shape
By Tom Rollins, Al-Monitor, 10 May 2017.

Amid continued instability, why are states investing in Syria?
By Reema Hibrawi, Atlantic Council, 14 June 2017.

Russia deploys a potent weapon in Syria: The profit motive
By Andrew E Kramer, The New York Times, 5 July 2017.

Debt-ridden and broke: The Syrian regime’s colossal reconstruction challenge
By Tobias Schneider , Middle East Institute, 18 July 2017.

The Dragon and the Lion: China’s growing ties with Syria
By Kamal Alam, Middle East Eye, 2 August 2017.


Aleppo’s warlords and post-war reconstruction
By Tobias Schneider, Middle East Institute, 13 June 2017.

Aleppo factory owner looks to sell business, citing checkpoints, onerous taxes, and low profits
By Noura Hourani and Tariq Adely, Syria Direct, 9 August 2017.

UN allowing Assad government to take lead in rebuilding Aleppo
By Emma Beals, Fox News, 16 November 2017.


Water issues are crucial to stability in Syria’s Euphrates Valley
By Fabrice Balanche, The Washington Institute, 26 May 2016.

Assad needs ‘Useless Syria’ too
By Fabrice Balanche, The Washington Institute, 4 January 2017.

Analysis: Future of post-ISIS Raqqa remains unclear
By Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Syria Deeply, 19 June 2017.

US sends civilian team to Syria to help the displaced return home
By Michael R Gordon and Eric Schmitt, The New York Times, 22 June 2017.

Seven days, a gun, and a prayer: The Pentagon’s plan to pacify Raqqa
By Paul McLeary, Foreign Policy, 29 June 2017.

In a desperate Syrian city, a test of Trump’s policies
By Michael R Gordon, The New York Times, 1 July 2017.

Syria: Landmines kill, injure hundreds in Raqqa
Human Rights Watch, 12 February 2018.