The refugee crisis unsettled the EU like no challenge before it. With the inflow of refugees likely to continue for years, migration may be the ultimate make-or-break issue for the EU.
From the 1820s onward, about 7 million Germans emigrated to the United States. Their distinctive experience speaks to today’s debates about immigration.
The dialogue between Brussels and Ankara on refugees needs to be recalibrated with a sharper focus on fundamentals.
The polemics between the West and Russia at the 2016 Munich Security Conference marginalized the refugee crisis affecting Syria and the Middle East.
Despite German attempts to put the refugee crisis at the heart of debates at the 2016 Munich Security Conference, the issue that tops all others is Syria.
Germany is doing everything possible to maintain its humanitarian and moral principles toward refugees. But Berlin can no longer do it alone.
An agreement between the EU and Turkey to curb the influx of refugees is being hampered by a lack of trust between the parties and by mutual misunderstandings.
With thousands of Syrian refugees continuing to arrive at the Turkish border, Ankara expects the EU and the international community to help manage the crisis.
Angela Merkel has to convince the German public she has the refugee crisis under control. Vladimir Putin is not making that task any easier.
Migration will likely be the ultimate make-or-break issue for the European Union. Member states can tackle this challenge only through cooperative, collective action.