In partnership with OCCRP, we release our new report covering how Syria’s licensing of a third mobile operator, Wafa Telecom, looked like another effort by authorities to seize control of the lucrative telecoms sector. But the Assad government may also be using the license to compensate its ally Iran.
In partnership with the Syrian Legal Development Programme (SLDP), we release our new report examining how private procurement suppliers involved in human rights violations in Syria are contracted by the United Nations.
We are a group of Syrian and Arab youth who, after the great sacrifices the Syrian people made during the second decade of the twenty-first century, decided to provide the Syrian people and their friends around the world with a tool that enables them to tie information together and weave knowledge to explore what connects the political, economic, social, security, and military actors in Syria in a step toward building a more just and healthy society.
Most of the Syrian Program products and services in the Observatory for Political and Economic Networks that seek to understand complex systems are based on building network knowledge bases (knowledge graphs) from published sources. In general, the construction process is carried out in three main stages: extraction, processing, weaving...Read More
The Observatory for Political and Economic Networks is an online data project initially launched with the effort of a small team. The team—in part automatically through artificial intelligence techniques and in part manually—has gathered fragments of dispersed data ...Read More