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Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

Can Better Policy Curb Irregular Migration to Europe?

With over a million migrants arriving on Greek and Italian shores last year looking to enter the EU, curbing the flow of third country asylum seekers from places like Eritrea is an urgent policy priority for European leaders.

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Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Bangladesh—a Muslim majority state—is planning to send refugee Rohingyas from Myanmar to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal that critics say is 'unlivable'.

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Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

Migration and Cosmopolitan Integration

The sentiment of anti-migration scapegoating, amplified by demagogues in Western societies, has diverged their citizens’ attitudes towards migrants.

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Fate of Migrants in Europe Remains Murky

Fate of Migrants in Europe Remains Murky

The current arrangement is not a long-term solution. More work is needed to develop a system to accommodate those fleeing violence in hopes of a better life.

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Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

Lesvos Online: Social Media, Refugees, and Foreign Policy at the Individual Level

The refugee crisis in Europe stems from competing state and non-state actors in Syria and uneven responses by state and supra-state actors in Europe. But one of the most interesting—and useful—responses to the crisis have been at the individual level.

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Greek Islanders To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Greek Islanders To Be Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

On remote Greek islands, grandmothers have sung terrified little babies to sleep, while teachers, pensioners and students have spent months offering food, shelter, clothing and comfort to refugees who have risked their lives to flee war and terror.

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Where are the Syrian Christian Refugees?

Where are the Syrian Christian Refugees?

Are Syrian refugees a threat to U.S. national security? In the wake of the San Bernardino shootings, most Americans are on edge and many are reluctant to let in any more Muslims, especially Syrian refugees.

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Refugees Are The Wrong Target for U.S. Politicians

Refugees Are The Wrong Target for U.S. Politicians

In the wake of the Paris attacks, American politicians of all stripes are rushing to burnish their security credentials. In their proposals they are undermining the one measure that might exhibit America’s basic motives in Syria, while adding nothing to U.S. security

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How We Used to Identify Refugees

How We Used to Identify Refugees

With the mass migration of refugees to Europe, the monitoring and identifying of claimants has been overwhelmed or simply ignored. With the latest attacks in Paris, there has to be accountability by governments to monitor who they allow into their countries.

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Algeria’s Role in Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Algeria’s Role in Europe’s Migrant Crisis

NATO's cooperation with Algeria offers potential in combating international human trafficking networks. Reviving the ‘regional NATO’ plan for a joint military organization of Saharan states would allow governments to better disrupt the routes used to transport many migrants to the Mediterranean coast.

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The Global Refugee Crisis: Can We Ignore It Much Longer?

The Global Refugee Crisis: Can We Ignore It Much Longer?

The global forced migration crisis is perhaps the most under-reported and disturbing development facing the world today.

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Syrian Conflict Drags On

Syrian Conflict Drags On

Even though world attention has moved on to other crises, the horrific, destructive conflict in Syria drags on.

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News…

News…

Nigeria polio campaign gains momentum Dozens of governors across Nigeria have signed up to support the Nigeria Immunization Challenge started by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to combat polio. The immunization initiative is part of the foundation’s efforts to support Nigeria’s fight against top priority public health concerns, ...

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Being Thankful & Fighting Human Trafficking

Being Thankful & Fighting Human Trafficking

Efforts to combat trafficking are diverse and growing. Businesses, NGOs, academics, politicians, governments and individuals all have a role to play. So, instead of spending Thanksgiving weekend watching the Macy’s Parade, eating turkey and shopping (my usual Thanksgiving activities), I was in Amsterdam and London for ...

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Rockin the Casbah

Rockin the Casbah

I loved Robin Wright’s new book, Rock the Casbah: Rage and Rebellion in the Islamic World. (And thanks to The Clash for inspiring the title!) The book couldn’t be more timely given current events. It is a smart, provocative and compelling read, and I recommend ...

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