Alexander Betts

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A substantial body of research in political science finds that refugees increase the likelihood of conflict within the states that host them. This literature concludes that refugees do so by exacerbating ethnic tensions, intensifying economic competition, and expanding insurgent networks. Related research finds that refugees diffuse regional civil wars.(More)
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