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.
Mehmet BalcilarEastern Mediterranean University
Mehmet Balcilar is Professor of Econometrics at Eastern Mediterranean University in Famagusta, North Cyprus. His areas of research include nonlinear Time Series Analysis, nonstationary Time Series Analysis, financial econometrics and macroeconomics. He received his PhD. in Economics from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1996. He is an ERF Research Fellow.