Rebuilding Syria by Atlantic Council Senior Fellow Faysal Itani and independent international security analyst Tobias Schneider, focuses on large, strategic policy questions: Why should the international community help rebuild Syria? Should it work with the Syrian government? If so, can the promise of rebuilding be used as leverage? Who are the local partners? What are the priorities in terms of sequencing?
The report does not plan exclusively around a post Bashar al-Assad presidency or even a consensual political settlement scenario. The report’s goal is to inform a stabilization and reconstruction plan that strengthens political legitimacy in Syria by upholding the security and dignity of the Syrian people.