CO-FOUNDER & SYRIA DIRECTOR

Alex Simon

Alex manages Synaps’ Syria portfolio, coordinating research on subjects ranging from Syria’s conflict economy to its dwindling water resources. He has lived and worked in Lebanon and Jordan as a researcher and analyst, including as a Fulbright Fellow and researcher with the International Crisis Group. A native of California, he holds a BA from Princeton University and an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

      The art of editing

      Writing skills


      Daesh in not the point

      Counter-intuiting the Middle East


      Obama's Iraq policy

      That curious feeling of deja-vu


      The Syrian aid regime that needed...

      Touching the ground


      The city that didn't know where to...

      Tripoli’s revolving stalemate


      The West’s war on itself

      The hard truths of soft counterterrorism


      Retreat, reconcile, resist

      A Syrian mosaic


      Picking up the pieces

      How Syrian society has changed


      War by other means

      Syria's economic struggle