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Syria’s perfect economic storm should not be ignored

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Fadi Hassan is a research associate at the London School of Economics’ Centre for Economic Performance and Andrea Presbitero is an associate professor of economics at Johns Hopkins University. In this guest post they argue the economic sanctions against Syria should be reconsidered after a year of shocks that have put further pressure on the war-torn nation.Ten years has passed since the beginning of the Syrian war. Its refugees have spawned international headlines, but how are the people remaining in Syria doing? Not good, and over the past year it’s got much worse. According to the World Food Programme, more than 12m Syrians — 60 per cent of the population — are suffering from food insecurity. Facing increasing hardship, the vast majority of Syrian families are

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