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About Us

Mission Statement

For many years Syria has remained largely hidden from the spotlight of both international media and academia. The number of detailed studies about Syria does not reflect the country’s status as an influential player in the Middle East. The total number of publicly available studies on Syria focusing on the period 1919-2007 does not exceed 114. Consequently, debates on Syria have been internal discussions driven by ideological issues and not by unbiased information and research.

The studies originating in the West, though valuable, often can be enhanced by the finer points of Middle East politics and society. A nuanced understanding can be achieved when Western intellectual rigour is married with on-the-ground knowledge and data-gathering abilities of locals. The Strategic Research and Communication Centre will engage with Syrian academics and researchers in order to produce more home-grown policy research.

Raw data from political, socio-economic and strategic studies will be made available to decision makers, reporters, journalists and academics who deal with Syrian issues. The centre will also be examining data and creating reports and papers by in-house researchers on topical issues. These reports will be widely disseminated to the public.

The centre’s research will concentrate on giving a better understanding of the socio-economic fabric and realities of Syrian society. There will be attempts to give an awareness of facts surrounding everyday life in Syria. Our objective is a better informed public discussion of Syria which can influence the agenda of decision makers.


Employment with SRCC

Thank you for your interest in a career opportunity with SRCC. All open positions for which we are seeking candidates are listed below. Please click on the position of interest to learn more about the open position and how to apply.

The staff is made up of highly motivated and dedicated individuals from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise.

Employment at SRCC provides challenging and intellectually stimulating opportunities whether based in the field or in our offices. Alongside colleagues from varied backgrounds, many of whom already have distinguished track-records in the academic as well as public domain, the organisation provides a unique work environment. Staff members are supported and encouraged to enhance research and analytical skills, contribute to the development of policy recommendations and participate in our strategic advocacy initiatives. SRCC provides its staff a competitive salary along with a benefits package.

Currently open positions at SRCC

We do not have any vacancies at the moment, please visit this page later or subscribe to our RSS feed to stay up to date for future openings.

Syria calls on UN to thwart Israel’s ‘separation fence’…
14th August, 2011 Google3
Kuwait may freeze loans, aid to Syria – Kuwait…
14th August, 2011 Google3
Doctor says some fair victims died immediately…Syria uses gunboats…
14th August, 2011 Google3
Syria uses gunboats for 1st time to crush uprising…
14th August, 2011 Google1
Syria Presses Crackdown in Latakia – Voice of America…
15th August, 2011 Google6

Queue ‘Analysis’

Policy Analysis: Causes of Poverty In Syria
28th April, 2011 SRCC
Policy Analysis: The Gap Separating Rich from Poor in Syria
19th June, 2011 SRCC
Policy Analysis: The Present and Future Impacts of Poverty in Syria
15th July, 2011 SRCC
Worried Syrians Withdraw Bank Deposits
22nd July, 2011 Financial Times
Policy Analysis: Syria and Arab Countries; A General Comparison of the State of Poverty
8th August, 2011 SRCC