Syrian war exposes corruption and power plays

With the forces of the popular revolution exhausted after six years of war, the Syrian conflict is heading into a consolidation phase where all the major imperialist and reactionary players are aiming to define their areas of interests. The two main powers in the conflict, the USA and Russia, are increasingly trying to find a plan to ‘stabilise’ the region and give all the main players some areas of influence and control. Meanwhile, in the government controlled areas, reconstruction is now seen both as an economic opportunity to make super profits and a political opportunity to punish opposition areas.