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Lessons from Syria 2: Anatomy of a modern conflict

The Syrian Civil War began in the ‘Arab Spring’ of 2011. It followed the collapse of Syrian agriculture due to drought. Millions of displaced farmers joined Iraqi refugees in slums around the major cities. Syria demonstrates several elements likely to

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Lessons from Syria 1: Refugee crisis or refugee opportunity

The war in Syria has driven over 10 million people from their homes. Around 4 million have left Syria, of whole 400,000 are among 1-1.5 million refugees in Europe. Evidence suggests that working age migrants benefit their host countries, but

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