Potatoes for Peace
Top of Mind with Julie Rose
Syria, Jordan, and Israel, Blowing the Tops Off Mountains, Ignoring State Constitutions
Episode: Syria, Jordan, and Israel, Blowing the Tops Off Mountains, Ignoring State Constitutions
- Jul 3, 2018 11:00 pm
- 17:04 mins
Guest: Murat Iyigun, PhD, Professor and Stanford Calderwood Endowed Chair of Economics, University of Colorado Boulder One of the factors that set the stage for the ongoing civil war in Syria was a devastating drought in 2006. What happens in the fields affects a country’s stability, you may be surprised to learn that a major driver of peace in Europe from the Middle Ages up through the 1900s was potatoes.