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Piercing Through Assad’s Reconstruction Mirage in Syria

August 29, 2018 Topic: Security Region: Middle East Blog Brand: Middle East Watch Tags: SyriaAssadIranRegimeMilitary

Piercing Through Assad’s Reconstruction Mirage in Syria

Bashar al-Assad's refugee repatriation plan is a scam.

Matthew RJ Brodsky is a senior fellow at the Security Studies Group in Washington, DC. and author of the SSG monograph “The Financial Viability of the Assad Regime in Syria.” He can be followed on Twitter at @RJBrodsky.

Bassam Barabandi is a native of Deir Azzour, Syria, a former Syrian Civil Servant, and cofounder of People Demand Change. He can be followed on Twitter at @BBarabandi.

Image: A Syrian soldier waves a flag during a protest against air strikes in Damascus,Syria April 14,2018.REUTERS/ Omar Sanadiki