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Aug 29, 2023

Assad’s Regime: Backed into a Corner

As Assad’s options narrow, he’s growing increasingly belligerent. While the areas under his control boil, his government decides to increase the price of fuels for the second time in just two weeks. A liter of octane 95 petrol, for example, rose 47% (10,000 → 14,700 SYP).

Assad is confident in his grip on power—he might well be proven wrong.

More on the living conditions in Syria in my interview for NPR.

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