A Country in Free Fall

  • Rapid advances by the Syrian Arab Army and its allied militias into the northern city of Aleppo and Dara’a suggest that a part of the Syrian civil war might be near an end.
  • However, terrible days lie ahead for Syria. No economy can survive such a sustained and complex civil war.
  • Syria, which once ranked amongst the states with relatively stable indicators, is now in free fall.
  • More than half the population is unemployed and 85 percent live in poverty.