Pipeline politics in Syria

You can’t understand the conflict without talking about natural gas By Maj. Rob Taylor Much of the media coverage suggests that the conflict in Syria is a civil war, in which the Alawite (Shia) Bashar al Assad regime is defending itself (and committing atrocities) against Sunni rebel factions (who are also committing atrocities). The real explanation is simpler: it is about money. In 2009, Qatar proposed to run a natural gas pipeline through Syria and … Continue reading Pipeline politics in Syria