Geo-economics Russia and Iran in Syria

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Faysal Itani


This article examines two dimensions of a broader analysis of the geo-economics of reconstruction in Syria: the actions of Iran and Russia in the context of their interests and capabilities. The analysis identifies overlaps and conflicts among these interests and examines the larger geo-economic and geo-political implications. A comprehensive survey of Iranian and Russian involvement in Syria’s economy is difficult given the scarcity of reliable data, but this section captures the essential geoeconomic trends involving these two key actors.

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