Archive for the ‘Syria’ Category

China’s ‘Belt and Road’ Risk in Syria May Reap Big Rewards

Via VOA, a report on Syria’s recent decision to join China’s BRI: Syria, a country torn by civil war, recently joined China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a move analysts say reflects China’s growing interest in the Middle East. Through BRI, China has been investing in and building infrastructure on several continents to realize its […]

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Syria Joins China’s Belt And Road Initiative

Via Silk Road Briefing, a report on Syria’s decision to join China’s BRI: Syria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as the country is seeking post-war reconstruction. The signing took place at Syria’s Planning and International Cooperation Commission in Damascus and was attended by Fadi Khalil, the head […]

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Islamic State Imposes Levy On Oil Investors In NE Syria

Via Al Monitor, an article on how ??Islamic State cells are imposing levies on oil investors who have been contracted to work in oil fields in agreement with the controlling forces in northeastern Syria, as a share of the oil investment in a bid to finance their activities: Islamic State operatives stormed Dec. 15 into the […]

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Turkey’s Currency Crisis Threatens Its Syria Strategy

Via Al Monitor, a report on how Turkey’s economic turmoil might challenge Ankara’s grip over opposition-held areas in Syria, where in-house rivalries among the armed factions over financial resources have escalated: With economic turbulence rattling Turkey’s economy, the question is rising of whether Ankara can maintain its grip on Syria’s opposition-held areas where the Turkish lira […]

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Syrian Airline Launches Flights To Pakistani City

Via Al Monitor, an article on a new air bridge between Syria and Pakistan: A private Syrian airline began direct flights to Pakistan’s largest city today. Karachi is now Cham Wings Airlines’ 14th international destination. The airline is seeking to expand its global flight network, and public relations head Osama Satea said there is a demand for flights […]

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The Road to Damascus Will Be Paved by China’s Belt and Road

Via National Interest, commentary on China’s long game in improving relations with Syria and the Middle East as a whole: As Damascus’ forces gradually recover more territory, with Idlib province being the last rebel stronghold, Syria is now entering a “postwar” phase. Yet while Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces have prevailed on the battlefield, his victory has […]

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