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Haid Haid

Haid Haid is a research fellow at the International Center for the Study of Radicalization at King’s College London. He is also a consulting research fellow of Chatham House’s Middle East and North Africa program.

Articles By Haid Haid

Failed Economics: Syria ‘Restructures’ Its Subsidy System By Haid Haid - Jun 3, 2021

The physical destruction from the Syrian civil war has devastated the economy – as one would expect. Equally predictable are the frequent shortages of fuel, bread and other essentials. What little is available would be unaffordable without subsidies. The government’s response has been to reduced the rations of subsidized goods allocated to citizens. It then issued … Continue reading “Failed Economics: Syria ‘Restructures’ Its Subsidy System”

Kidnap of Regime Officials Show Assad’s Hold on Syria Sovereignty to Be Limited By Haid Haid - May 31, 2021

Bashar Al-Assad’s regime in Syria has significantly expanded its territorial control in the past several years, prompting many to predict for just as long Damascus’s coming victory and the end of the civil war. Well, not really. The reason is that the level of authority the regime enjoys inside those areas remains limited. That is … Continue reading “Kidnap of Regime Officials Show Assad’s Hold on Syria Sovereignty to Be Limited”

Switching Currency Will Not Save Syria’s Idlib From More Misery By Haid Haid - Aug 2, 2020

The value of the Syrian pound has been in freefall. A financial crisis in neighboring Lebanon, a national lockdown due to Covid-19 and the US’s new Caesar Act sanctions have all combined to create a perfect storm of misery. As a consequence, rebel authorities in Idlib and other parts of northwest Syria now are trying … Continue reading “Switching Currency Will Not Save Syria’s Idlib From More Misery”

Despair in Idlib: ‘Stop the Bombing or We Will Break the Border’ By Haid Haid - Feb 24, 2020

On February 2, a crowd several hundred strong gathered in Idlib province in northwest Syria and began marching toward the border with Turkey. This “Break the Border” protest constituted a desperate plea to the outside world to acknowledge the plight of the people trapped in the last opposition-held province of Syria and suffering the last, … Continue reading “Despair in Idlib: ‘Stop the Bombing or We Will Break the Border’”