Refuge, the new book by Paul Collier and Alexander Betts, is reviewed in the Financial Times' 'political books' section.
For all that, the global refugee crisis appears insoluble because it gets muddled together with wider questions of globalisation, migration and terrorism. But the problem is ultimately a narrower one. “Today, the world spends approximately $75bn a year on the 10 per cent of refugees who moved to developed regions and only around $5bn a year on the 90 per cent who remain in developing regions,” Betts and Collier write. Switch some of that money around, and think a bit more creatively, and the beginnings of a new answer can surely be found.