The Asfari Foundation occasionally funds research through its Youth Empowerment, Civil Society and Relief programmes. We also support a number of scholars some of whom produce research papers that are often published by the partner organisation hosting them. The Foundation furthermore funds partner organisations and advisors to carry out research projects which aim to spread knowledge and understanding about issues related to its target countries and objectives. We are proud of the research we have supported and feel that others might be interested in reading it.
Below is a list of some of the research by Foundation fellows, students, consultants and partners which the Foundation has partially or fully funded. Any views or opinions expressed in the research (or on the website of partner organisations that conduct the research or host scholars conducting the research) are those of the individual researcher or the partner organisation and do not necessarily represent the views of the Foundation. The Foundation accepts no responsibility for loss arising from reliance on research on this site or on other sites that may be linked to/from our site from time to time.
- Al Jumhuriya – independent media platform producing articles across a wide range of topics.
- Asfari Institute for Civil Society and Citizenship at the American University of Beirut (AUB) – produces the ‘Active Arab Voices’ blog and regular research and reports.
- Atlantic Council – the Syria Source blog has published hundreds of articles since 2015, and a weekly newsletter.
- British Council Voices magazine – Syrians need to dream, February 2015
- Carnegie Endowment For International Peace – global think tank. Recent work supported by the Foundation includes:
- Arab Horizons: Pitfalls and Pathways to Renewal – October 2018
- Arab Fractures: Citizens, States and Social Contracts – January 2017
- Chatham House – Asfari Foundation Academy Fellowship in the Queen Elizabeth II Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. Below are links to some examples of the work produced by our Fellows:
- Reconciling Counterterrorism and Health Care in Conflict Zones – March 2019
- Back in Control, Syria’s Regime Tries to Build Its Legitimacy – December 2018
- Assad Has Learned That Chemical Attacks Are a Tactic That Works – April 2018
- Attacks on Healthcare in Syria Look Like a Bloody Strategy of Forced Displacement – February 2018
- Iraq After the Fall of ISIS: The Struggle for the State – July 2017
- Cybercrime and the Digital Economy in the GCC Countries – June 2017
- Governing Rojava: Layers of Legitimacy in Syria – December 2016
- Kurdish Self-governance in Syria: Survival and Ambition – September 2016
- Funding to national and local humanitarian actors in Syria: between sub-contracting and partnerships – May 2016
- Let Syria have its voice – March 2016
- Syria Showcases the Failure to Engage Locals in Development – August 2015
- The Euphrates in Crisis: Channels of Cooperation for a Threatened River – April 2015
- Activism in Difficult Times – 2014
- Radio Rozana – media platforms producing numerous broadcasts, videos, and articles.
- Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford – Ensuring quality education for young refugees from Syria: mapping exercise, September 2014