War of words over who rebuilds Syria, how and how much

As featured in The Arab Weekly



“The war is winding down if you take out the Kurdish and some other areas,” said Kamal Alam, a visiting fellow at London’s Royal United Services Institute. “The war is over in the big cities and reconstruction has already started there but nothing on a large scale. It’s mostly small- to medium-sized companies doing projects such as basic housing and hotels. There isn’t anything on a big scale yet and it’s more likely to be China than the European Union or Russia which will do that.”