SyriaSource Sep 9, 2016
Analysis: How Evacuating al-Waer and ‘Other Darayyas’ Will Help Assad
By Annia Ciezadlo
BEIRUT – A little girl shakes violently, crying as two men soothe her burned skin with mud, the only first aid they can find. A little boy trembles and screams as adults try to find gauze to put on his burns. Other photos, too horrible to share, show the charred bodies of two-year-old Hamza and seven-month-old […]
MENASource Nov 16, 2020
ICMP report highlights need to launch missing persons process for Syria
By Kathryne Bomberger
While the present Syrian government is unlikely to cooperate, much can be done in the short and medium term to lay the groundwork for a sustainable and credible process. Finding more than 130,000 missing persons will require investigations across Syria and beyond.
MENASourceJul 13, 2021
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: What does its closure mean for Lebanon?
By Nicholas Blanford, David Daoud, Gissou Nia, Reem Salahi
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) is set to cease operations at the end of July due to lack of funds as Beirut sinks deeper into economic and political crisis. Atlantic Council experts react to what the closure means for Lebanon.
MENASourceApr 5, 2021
Strapped for dollars, the Syrian government is forcing its citizens to pay up
By Reem Salahi
A decade since the start of the popular uprising, the Syrian lira is in an unprecedented freefall after years of armed conflict, an economic crisis in neighboring Lebanon, deep-seated corruption and cronyism, and Western economic sanctions targeting Syrian government officials as well as Syrian-operated industries.
Reem Salahi was a nonresident fellow with the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center and Middle East Programs. Reem focused on civil society engagement and governance in Syria, accountability, human rights, and international law.
Salahi was a senior advisor to the International Commission on Missing Person’s (ICMP) Syria/MENA program and prior to joining the Atlantic Council, she had been a nonresident scholar with the Middle East Institute’s Syria program. Salahi had previously served as a technical advisor to Adam Smith International’s Syria governance project. Between 2015-2017, Salahi acted as a Chief of Party for the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), a US-based legal nonprofit organization, where she worked closely with Syrian civil society actors and groups on human rights and transitional justice matters. She also supported PILPG’s Syria negotiation work in Astana. Since 2017, Salahi has worked as a consultant and researcher on a variety of issues including missing persons, governance, civil society engagement, religious minorities, and housing, land, and property (HLP) rights in Syria.
Salahi is a US-certified lawyer and formerly, a civil rights litigator at the ACLU of Southern California and Hadsell Stormer Richardson & Renick, LLP (currently, Hadsell Stormer Renick & Dai, LLP). She was a Fulbright Fellow in Jordan in 2004. Salahi received her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in International Development Studies with minors in Arabic and Public Policy from the University of California, Los Angeles.