Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Khaled Yacoub Oweis


Research Division: Middle East and Africa
Visiting Fellow

khaledyacoub.oweis(at)swp-berlin.org

Since 01/2017 Fellow in the project »Mapping Local Landscapes in the Syrian Conflict: Actors, Networks and Structures«

01/2016-12/2016 Fellow in the project »Local, regional and international dynamics of the Syrian conflict«

06/2014-12/2015 Fellow in the project »The Fragmentation of Syria«

2006 - March 2014 Senior Correspondent, Reuters. Covered Syria from Damascus and Amman

2003 - 2006 Economics and Energy Correspondent, Reuters. Based in London and Baghdad

2003 Iraq war correspondent, Reuters

Prior to 2003 Held several specialist reporting positions in Reuters and other media, working from London, Beirut and Amman

Areas of Expertise:

Iraq, Middle East, Syria


SWP Publications (selection):

Muriel Asseburg, Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble

In a Game Fraught with Political Risk, Europe Should Aim for Long-term Stabilization

SWP Comments 2017/C 51, December 2017, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syria’s Society Upended

Societal Rifts Pose a Massive Challenge to Pursuit of a Political Solution

SWP Comments 2017/C 27, July 2017, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syria’s Sectarian Quandary

Without Solving Sunni Dispossession, the Geneva Talks Skirt around the Conflict

SWP Comments 2017/C 12, April 2017, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

The Military Topography of Syria’s South

Fickle External Support for Moderates; Resurgent Islamic State in Birthplace of the Revolt

SWP Comments 2016/C 56, December 2016, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis, Heiko Wimmen

Syria’s Uneasy Bedfellows

Perpetuation of Conflict Serves Radicals, Prospect for Compromise Increases Moderation

SWP Comments 2016/C 52, December 2016, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Local Dynamics in the Syrian Conflict

Homegrown Links in Rebel Areas Blunt Jihadist Ascendency

SWP Comments 2016/C 34, July 2016, 8 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Syria after the Russian Intervention

Moscow Tips the Military Balance in Favor of the Regime, Pursues Parallel Diplomacy

SWP Comments 2016/C 16, March 2016, 7 Pages
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Burying Heads in Geneva Sands

Without Dismantling the Sectarian Crux of Assad’s Rule, Syria Peace Talks Are Unlikely to Usher in Stability

SWP Comments 2015/C 52, December 2015, 8 Pages

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Muriel Asseburg, Khaled Yacoub Oweis

At-tadafu' li-i'adat i'mar Suriya baina-l-furas wa-l-makhatir. Tunshir dirasa li-markaz abhath almani. ("The Race for Syria's Reconstruction between Opportunities and Risks. Study by German research institute published")

In: Alsharq Al-Awsat, No. 14259, 12.12.2017, p. 7. [= Unauthorized and abbreviated translation of SWP-Comment „Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble" by Muriel Asseburg & Khaled Yacoub Oweis, December 2017]
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

Fears of sectarian bloodbath in Syria

Review by Gareth Smyth, in: The Arab Weekly, 29.06.2015 (online).
Khaled Yacoub Oweis

De Mistura's Syria Plan Risks 'Another Srebrenica'

Interview by Jihad Yazigi, in: The Syrian Observer, 25.02.2015, (online)

SWP Comments

Muriel Asseburg, Khaled Yacoub Oweis
Syria’s Reconstruction Scramble

In a Game Fraught with Political Risk, Europe Should Aim for Long-term Stabilization


Annette Weber
Red Sea: Connecter and Divider

Disruption Waves from the Arabian Gulf to the Horn of Africa


SWP Research Papers