The Future of Syria

While everyone is busy with the present situation of Syria, let us look at the future. Before we proceed, modern-day Syria is experiencing bombings, militia groups, and a massive refugee crisis. This translates into a great loss of infrastructure and labor market. These two are essential for an economy.

Refugees are flooding into Europe currently from all regions of the Middle East and other parts. Syria, in particular, has experienced a massive loss in populations due to the civil war in Syria. There are two things that could possible happen when the conflict is finished. The refugees go back to Syria or they stay where they are. The former is unlikely and becomes more unlikely as the civil war proceeds because a simple comparison of benefits would demonstrate it. If they go back they have uncertainty and less hope for their children's future. On the other side of the spectrum, by staying they have a better future for their children and life overall. It is more than likely that they would stay when the conflict is finished.

This behavior of staying will cause another political debate in Europe for there is an increase of xenophobia whenever any massive movement of people to another country occurs. For example, when the Irish came to America due to the Irish Potato Famine, there was a lot of discontent, conflict and hate directed towards the Irish. Moreover, this political tension can lead to the far right gaining more seats in countries across Europe who favors a push back policy. This must be avoided for we can see what happens when politics encourage vigilante: for instance, America during the Civil Rights Movement. Countless officers turned their eyes away when individuals of a darker complexion were attacked. There were a lot of gruesome attacks and disappearing individuals.

Furthermore, the infrastructure has been leveled with bombs from all sides. The Islamic State destroying heritage sites and countries are destroying the towns they occupy. The infrastructure in Syria is more than likely broken. This would need a certain amount of manpower to rebuild what has been lost. I am estimating in the trillions by time the conflict is finished. In addition, the manpower is shrinking as the conflict continues onwards due to the fleeing of civilians. There is going to be a need for volunteers to go to the country and help develop the lands for it is unlikely the Syrian refugees are going to return.

Thus, the economic prospects of Syria seem bleak, yet there have been countries that have economically recovered from worse conflicts and wars. Therefore, the future of Syria's economy is dependent on the duration of the civil war that it is experiencing. The further it proceeds, the worse the economy is going to be.

In addition, our attention may be directed at the economy currently. But, we should also consider the impending moralistic issue that Europe may face in the coming years with the rise of xenophobes. Also, the prospect that other countries may face a similar moralistic issue does not seem to be likely. The U.S. is currently preoccupied with the false notion that individuals from Latin and South America are taking jobs. It is a false nation because the United States of America has added more high-skilled jobs to the labor market, which only a certain amount, are able to do. Attention should be directed at whom these sorts of companies are hiring. Rather than directing blame at certain areas for United States lack in protecting the labour market. In addition, the manufacturing and more hands-on-work are being off-shored and not being taken. So, Americans who blame others for their shortcomings should look at those who are honestly causing the issue. Once they do, they should find practical options to fix the issues, which incorporates a reasonable set of economic policies. Then Canada seems more preoccupied with the igneous inhabitants and cultural features of Muslims.

The coming years for the world seem to be an interesting set of possibilities. Yet, with knowing the negative possibilities, we should strive for the better results. The war in Syria has rippling effects, which could be positive or negative. We should try to guide and hope for the positive effects for the negative effects tend to occur more often.