• Strategic Europe

    Europe’s New Walls

    Belarus is illegally sending migrants to Lithuania and Poland in response to these governments’ outspoken criticism of Lukashenko’s crackdown on the opposition. This cynical strategy is prompting the EU to forge its own short-sighted migration policy.

  • Commentary

    Updating the Global Refugee Regime

    The 1951 Refugee Convention is no longer suitable for today. Increased funding, strengthened enforcement mechanisms, and a new definition of refugee will help bring the global regime into the 21st century.

  • Strategic Europe

    The EU Is a Dishonest Broker on Western Balkan Demographics

    The Western Balkans’ brain drain and EU accession are mutually exclusive. If accession is a serious goal, the EU must take responsibility as the key beneficiary of that brain drain and share the burden of finding a solution.

  • Strategic Europe

    Europe Needs Mobility and Cooperation to Fight the Coronavirus

    • Saime Özçürümez
    • June 04, 2020

    The silver lining to the uncertainty and chaos of the coronavirus pandemic is that EU member states are more aware than ever of the need for cooperation.

  • Strategic Europe

    Judy Asks: Is Europe Betraying Refugees?

    Greece’s borders are sealed off, Europe is becoming a fortress, and most EU countries are turning their backs on refugees; so much for Europe’s values and adherence to international law.

  • Strategic Europe

    Europe and NATO’s Shame Over Syria and Turkey

    Instead of Europe becoming a serious foreign policy actor, Turkey and the war in Syria are weakening the credibility of both NATO and the EU—while the suffering continues in Idlib.

  • Commentary

    The UN Won’t Save Idlib. The EU and NATO Can.

    It’s too late to defeat the Assad regime, but a humanitarian intervention by the EU and NATO could prevent countless deaths and another massive refugee crisis.

  • Strategic Europe

    Is Libya Merkel’s Legacy?

    The efforts to end the war in Libya is a test of German leadership. It might even be the beginning of a new role for Germany, which can no longer afford to let others do the diplomacy and the fighting.

  • Strategic Europe

    Judy Asks: Is Post-1989 Europe Building Walls?

    A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

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    • February 09, 2016
    • Euronews
    Marc Pierini
    The EU-Turkey Double Paradox in the Refugee Crisis
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    • February 08, 2016
    • BBC World News
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    Turkey Wants the EU to Do More in the Refugee Crisis
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