What is Behind the Uproar in Syria’s Labor Relations? The Reform Process and Jobs?

What is Behind the Uproar in Syria’s Labor Relations? The Reform Process and Jobs? By Elie Elhadj For Syria Comment November 5, 2010 Syria’s Real Economic Growth Not 5% Syriasteps quotes a study by the Planning Commission which finds that “economic growth in Syria dropped during 2008 and 2009 to 3% from 5.5% in 2007.” […]

Water: “Syria Should abandon its Policy of Food Self-Sufficiency,” Elhadj and Al-Khouli

Syria Comment’s Elie Elhadj supports the view of Yasin al-Khouli recently published in Syria Steps. Both analysts explain why Syria should push tourism and and abandon the time honored policy of promoting agricultural self-sufficiency. For too long, Syria has viewed food as a strategic product. For reasons of national defense and pride, Syria has poured […]