The greatest threat to President Bashar al-Assad’s grip on Syria is not the rebel factions he’s been fighting for a decade or the foreign powers that control large parts of the country. It’s the economic crisis that’s left Syrians without enough to eat.

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@zografialep Profile picture Stari

@zografialep

 1 week ago

@nytimes A 10 year war, countless deaths, refugees and destruction, for him to win. Thank you NATO, I guess?

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@robjob1234 Profile picture Robbus

@robjob1234

 1 week ago

@nytimes Isn’t Syria under economic sanctions by the United States? Seems like the USA is at least contributing to Syrian misery

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@iKamalSilva Profile picture Kamal Silva

@iKamalSilva

 1 week ago

@ARmckay82 @nytimes Thank you Alexander. This is a good thought from you. Its very important this war should finally over, all blockades lifted for the sake of humanity and peace.

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@Dalal415182053 Profile picture Dalal

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 1 week ago

@nytimes You have to admit that U.S. sanction against syria is part of the economic crisis of the local people ..because these sanctions didn't affect the government team but the normal people pay cost of american sanctions!

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@nytimes That would be an economic crisis caused by a US blockade. So then Biden should lift the blockade and withdraw from Syria. Crisis resolved.

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In a private meeting with Syrian journalists last month, which has not been previously reported, President Assad seemed out of touch with the concerns of his people and helpless to do anything about them. Read more from @NYTBen and @hwaida_saad.

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A mother of three near Damascus got $55 for selling her hair for wigs. Speaking on condition of anonymity for fear of arrest, she said she bought two gallons of heating oil, clothes for her children and a roast chicken — the first that they had in months.

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Many Syrians devote their days to finding fuel to cook and warm their homes, and standing in long lines for rationed pita bread. Some areas get only a few hours of electricity a day, barely enough for people to keep their cellphones charged.

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Syria’s economy is worse than at any time since the war began in 2011. Its currency reached an all-time low against the dollar on the black market, food prices have more than doubled in the last year and 60% of Syrians are at risk of going hungry.

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