March 10, 2014
Khan on Syria's Economy
Economically, the price of having a chunk of Syria’s young population traumatized, poorly educated and badly injured will be steep in a country that has lost more than a third of its output, said Mohsin Khan, a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East.
“These are the non-quantifiable costs of war,” said Khan. “This will have an impact on the supply of skilled and professional labor for a considerable period of time, perhaps even as much as a decade. So we should not expect Syria to return to its original pre-2010 period for a long time.”