The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

http://www.worldbank.org/en/country/syria/publication/the-toll-of-war-the-economic-and-social-consequences-of-the-conflict-in-syria World Bank This study assesses the economic and social consequences of the Syrian conflict as of early 2017. The conflict has inflicted significant damage to the Syrian Arab Republic’s physical capital stock (7 percent housing stock destroyed and 20 percent partially damaged), led to large numbers of casualties and forced displacement (between 400,000 and … Continue reading The Toll of War: The Economic and Social Consequences of the Conflict in Syria

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The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa

Six years ago, a deputy commanding general for U.S. Army Special Operations Command gave a conservative estimate of 116 missions being carried out at any one time by Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets, and other special operations forces across the globe. Today, according to U.S. military documents obtained by VICE News, special operators are carrying out nearly … Continue reading The U.S. is waging a massive shadow war in Africa

Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era

After authorising the firing of 59 Tomahawk missiles (each costing around $1.5 million) at a Syrian airbase with no apparent consequential strategic purpose and diminishing none of the Syrian regime's chemical weapons capability, the maker of the Tomahawk missiles, Raytheon's stock rose sharply, adding more than $1 billion to its market capitalisation. Other missile and … Continue reading Don’t Buy Don’t Sell in the Trump era