Since 2011, the conflict in Syria has created more refugees and more internally displaced persons than anywhere else in the world. This column suggests that the international community can no longer afford simply to accept the growing costs of civil wars like Syria’s and should intervene to end them and promote reconstruction.
Jeffrey NugentUniversity of Southern California
Jeffrey Nugent is a Professor of Economics, University of Southern California. His research focuses on topics related to Management of Fiscal Policy and Institutions in Oil Rich Countries, Determinants and Effects of Labor Regulations, the Economics of Institutions and with the costs of war and means of promoting peace. He received his PhD. in Economics from New School for Social Research.