The fight to be the ruler of the rubble in Syria

NY Times:

Assad May Win the War in Syria, but New Troubles Await

If President Bashar al-Assad of Syria defeats the rebels, he may preside over an economic wasteland hampered by a low-level insurgency and difficulty in finding financial aid to rebuild.
Most of the smart Syrians have already left and they are unlikely to willingly return.  He may get some funding from his two main allies, Russia and Iran.  Russia believes its port facilities in Syria are worth fighting for and Iran has indicated that it would also like a port in Syria.  Iran does have the money Obama gave it to get the bad nuclear deal and might spend some of it on building a port facility.

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