Syrian Agriculture and Peace

Syrian Agriculture and Peace

Top of Mind with Julie Rose

Contested Conventions, European Security, ADHD

Episode: Contested Conventions, European Security, ADHD

  • Mar 28, 2016 9:00 pm
  • 14:24 mins

Guest: Ghada Ahmed, Researcher with the Duke University Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness  Embattled Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad is celebrating a military victory – his forces regained control of the ancient city of Palmyra from the so-called Islamic State which took the city last summer. Progress in a brutal war like this is often measured in territory: who controls which cities, which roads. But gaining power in Syria really boils down to who controls the oil, the water and the bread.