O90 Friday Faves ⎪The Cost of War Projects
330,000 KILLED BY VIOLENCE AND 4 TRILLION SPENT AND OBLIGATED
The Costs of War project is a profound review of the wars begun in 2001 that have been tremendously painful for millions of people in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Pakistan, and the United States, and economically costly as well. It is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, scholarly initiative based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies. The goal of the Costs of War project has been to outline a broad understanding of the domestic and international costs and consequences of those wars. A team of 30 economists, anthropologists, political scientists, legal experts, and physicians were assembled to do this analysis. The costs of these conflicts will reverberate for years to come in each of those four countries. There is no turning the page on the wars with the end of hostilities, and there is even more need as a result to understand what those wars’ consequences are and will be.