Who Should Pay for Syria's Reconstruction?
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
The Newsmakers / TRT World
March 11, 2019
Eight years ago an uprising in Syria sparked the deadliest war of the decade. The UN says it will cost close to $400 billion to rebuild the country while other estimates are far lower. But is Syria even ready for reconstruction? Will sanctions prevent rebuilding? Can Russia and Iran afford to foot the bill? And how can Syria return to normality? Matthew RJ Brodsky joins co-founder of People Demand Change Bassam Barabandi, Security Analyst at the SETA Foundation Omer Ozkizilcik, Russian foreign policy researcher at Oxford University Samuel Ramani, coordinator at the Center for Iranian Studies in Ankara Serhan Afacan, on TRT World's The Newsmakers with Imran Garda.