Syrian Agriculture and Peace
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 262 , Segment 4
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.