Ruins in Syria
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Will Syria's economic disintegration bring political change?

Key to the success of Syria's political survival is the economy - the new constitution refers to plans to raise living standards and create jobs by increasing economic growth.

But at a time when political pressure is building on the Assad regime to stop the violence, economic reform seems less important - so could the country's economic disintegration influence the outcome of Assad's rule?

Simon Atkinson reports.

  • 03 Mar 2012