Ground Breaking Report Measures Cost of Conflict in the Middle East
conflicts in the
research report on the Cost of Conflict in the
Foresight Group, a leading Asian think-tank.
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For the first time in 60 years, the report presents a comprehensive
assessment of costs of various conflicts in the
parameters- from the social to psychological and economic to environmental.
Supported by the Governments of
leading experts and leaders from the region to gather input for the report.
If the conflict in the
GDP would have been
The environmental costs are staggering. The First Gulf War accounts for
10 million barrels of oil spilt into the sea and 45 million barrels spilt in
million barrels per day, it would equal 1 day’s oil supply for the world.
Similarly, a future conflict in the
emissions than of an industrialized country such as the UK.
The Palestinian people have lost over 100 million man hours waiting at
the checkpoints between
are more than 11,000 Palestinians in Israeli Detention Centers. The
industrial operations even before the
the country suffering over than 34000 missile attacks since 2000. Almost 1000
Israeli citizens have lost their lives during the same period and 123 minors
have been killed in attacks on cafes, schools and buses. More than 90% of
Israelis live in fear.
The report argues that a comprehensive peace agreement would make a
number of projects feasible including gas deals, railway lines and the much
talked about Red-Dead Sea Canal. It would also provide peace dividends to all
the countries in the region, including
The report by Strategic Foresight Group does not suggest solutions for
peace. It outlines four scenarios as to what could be the impact of various
policy options. Presented in a graphical format, the report is a
user-friendly resource for anyone interested in the future of the
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SOURCE Strategic Foresight Group