In the second episode with Omar Dahi, he continues the discussion on the impact and dynamics of conflict economies within a broad framework that includes the global, regional and local actors in Syria. He also highlights the continuation of the conflict foundations and tools despite the decline in major military operations. He concludes with the importance of the Syrian society's role in creating alternative pathways to peace and justice.
Omar Dahi: Professor of economics at Hampshire college in the USA and researcher with the Syrian Center for Policy Research. He is the director of Security in Context, a research initiative and network on peace, conflict and international affairs. His publications have appeared in journals such as Journal of Development Economics, Applied Economics, Southern Economic Journal, Political Geography, Middle East Report, Forced Migration Review, and Critical Studies on Security. His last book was South-South Trade and Finance in the 21st Century: Rise of the South or a Second Great Divergence (co-authored with Firat Demir).
Security in Context website: www.securityincontext.com
His latest paper is: "Conflict Economies in Syria: Roots, Dynamics, and Pathways for Change".
Rabie Nasser: Economist, researcher and co-founder of the Syrian Center for Policy Research (SCPR).
SCPR website: https://www.scpr-syria.org/
Houda F Jawadi, Klaudia Wieser.