Tag Archives: Syrian refugees

Oct 27 2016

The EU-Turkey Deal: Ambiguities and Future Scenarios

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By Pınar Dinç and Irem Aydemir  The Arab Spring started the fire in 2011, and ever since the whole MENA region has been in turmoil. The civil war in Syria has quickly become a global one with the ongoing war … Continue reading

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May 20 2016

The EU’s Operation Sophia Has Failed to Make Conditions Safer for Refugees

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By Mollie Gerver In June 2015 the EU instituted a naval force, the EUNAVFOR MED, to destroy boats used by people smugglers. Two months later, in August 2015, a German vessel rescued a pregnant Somali woman named Rahma Abukar Ali, … Continue reading

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Feb 25 2016

The International Politics of the Refugee Crisis

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By Vassilios Paipais Last Wednesday, Vienna hosted a meeting of Balkan countries involving Albania, Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo, FYROM, Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia in divisive move that deliberately excluded the Greek government from decisions concerning the tackling of the mounting refugee … Continue reading

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Sep 21 2015

Can the EU be hospitable?

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By Jasmine Gani The recent refugee crisis in Europe has been an embarrassing and damaging episode for the EU, which prides itself on its humanitarian credentials.  The awful and tragic image of the little boy Alan Kurdi that went viral … Continue reading

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Aug 28 2015

Fortress Europe: Cause or Consequence of Europe’s ‘Migrant Crisis’?

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By Catherine Briddick Europe, it seems, is facing a ‘migration crisis’. This crisis is ‘testing’ for, amongst others, the British public, because, as our Prime Minister David Cameron explained in an interview with ITV News: you have got a swarm … Continue reading

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Aug 20 2015

Syria’s Refugees: When did the West Become so Heartless?

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By Christopher Phillips Recently I went to see Miss Saigon at the West End, a tragic musical set in the years after the Vietnam War. In one scene, the lead characters flee on a crowded boat full of migrants from … Continue reading

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