Dr. Karam Shaar is a political economist and non-resident senior fellow at Newlines Institute. In addition to his work at Newlines, Dr. Shaar is a consultant on Syria’s political economy and an establishing partner at the Observatory of Political and Economic Networks. His work focuses on macroeconomics, aid economics, sanctions, energy, actor mapping, and illicit economies. He previously was a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute, the research director of the Operations and Policy Center, a senior analyst at the New Zealand Treasury, and a senior lecturer on Middle East politics. Karam’s work on Syria has been published in the Middle East Institute, Foreign Policy, the Carnegie Foundation, The Guardian, the Brookings Institution, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. He’s a frequent media contributor and has been interviewed, quoted, or hosted by The Washington Post, CNN, the Sunday Times, Aljazeera, BBC, The New York Times, Chatham House, the Brookings Institution, University of Oxford, and the United Nations, among others. For more information, please visit www.karamshaar.com.
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