President Bashar al-Assad is winning Syria’s seven-year war on the battlefield, but his American, European, and Arab opponents are ramping up the pressure on the economic front. Their plan to block aid and investment that could help the regime’s plans for reconstruction will frustrate al-Assad’s regime and his allies, but analysts say it’s also likely to prevent many civilians from rebuilding their lives.
After seven years of war, much of Syria is broken and economically exhausted.
More than six million people are displaced from their homes and about as many have fled abroad. Getting decimated cities like Aleppo or Homs …read more