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Aleksandr Aksenenok

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation, RIAC Vice-president

Volker Perthes

Ph.D. from Duisburg University, Senior Advisor of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs / Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Muriel Asseburg

Ph.D. in Political Science, Senior Fellow, Middle East and Africa Division, German Institute for International and Security Affairs / Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)

Andrey Kortunov

Ph.D. in History, Director General of the Russian International Affairs Council, RIAC member

This working paper aims to analyse the post-conflict reconstruction in Syria, especially in terms of Russian and EU approaches on the issue. The authors examine the main problems of reconstruction and adopted strategies, paying particular attention to topics such as the nature and international status of ongoing processes, sanctions effectiveness and need for transformation. Additionally, experts stress the human factor of the problem and necessity for more comprehensive approaches. The paper highlights the possibility of selective engagement of both parties on post-conflict reconstruction in Syria and the prospects for their increasing influence within the ongoing situation.

This working paper aims to analyse the post-conflict reconstruction in Syria, especially in terms of Russian and EU approaches on the issue. The authors examine the main problems of reconstruction and adopted strategies, paying particular attention to topics such as the nature and international status of ongoing processes, sanctions effectiveness and need for transformation. Additionally, experts stress the human factor of the problem and necessity for more comprehensive approaches. The paper highlights the possibility of selective engagement of both parties on post-conflict reconstruction in Syria and the prospects for their increasing influence within the ongoing situation.

Russia and the EU in Syria: Need for New Approaches? 1.5 Mb

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