A Syrian collective effort galvanized by international cooperations, that is working on conflict resolution in Syria and that aims to keep Syrian voices in the forefront of peace building processes.

With what appears to be the imminent defeat of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, and the growing military gains of the Syrian government and its allies, the Syrian conflict may appear to be reaching its final stages. At least this is the message that President Vladimir Putin aimed to convey during the visit […]

The traditional land tenure systems in Syria are complex and overlapping, stemming from hundreds of years of evolution in the legal as well the socio-economic conditions of the different communities in the country and the region. Some of these systems were codified progressively in the 20th century while others remained outside the control of the […]

The study firstly concerned the urban realities that prevailed prior to the conflict and their significant transformations during it. Syrian cities were largely affected in recent decades by the acceleration of rural-urban migration. The weakness of regional and urban planning led to the development of large informal areas around the main cities and to the […]

Many international and local actors have persisted in their efforts to define the characteristics of the women movement agendas in Syria. Their goals and ambitions are many, but most of them have revolved around wanting to empower Syrian women and maximize their voices, mainly in regards to women participation in matters related to political and […]

October, 2017 A recent economic study provides insight and analysis of the town of Jarablos, a border town, located directly south of the Turkish border. The aspects covered in the study are: the structure of Jarablos (demographic, urban, and services), the economic power (sources of income, investments, credit, and construction activities), markets (industrial, trade, agriculture, trade […]

  November, 2017 A legal study (available in arabic) investigating the Syrian law’s approach to marriage to a non-Muslim, one of the temporary impediments in marriage in the Syrian Law. Still working by the article 48 of the personal status code, which declares the nullity of the marriage concluded between a Muslim woman and a non-Musli ..   Read More   […]

November, 2017 This articles (available in arabic) outlines an overview of the principles of international criminal law and universal jurisdiction. It elaborates the historical context of the commencement principles of international law globally, dividing it into two periods: before and after the second world war. It then follows through the many definitions of ICL have brought out from several international […]

Author: Lorenzo Trombetta, the battle against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) progresses in Syria, and details of Russia’s de-escalation zone plan slowly solidify, the push for a political solution and constitutional negotiations could likely retake the spotlight in the next round of talks set for late August in Astana and September in Geneva. The military […]

Author: Common Space Initiative,   The past few months have seen international and regional actors stepping up their game in Syria. The unprecedented agreement that was reached in Astana between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran on 4 May allowed idealists and critics alike to envisage an incremental stabilization plan that could enable the beginning of the […]