• Global Europe
  • Migration and Integration

Building a bridge between powerlessness and hope

There are now more than 65 million refugees and displaced persons worldwide, according to the latest figures from the United Nations. These people have fled terror, poverty, violence, persecution and discrimination in regions torn apart by conflict and crisis – not least the Syrian civil war, currently the world’s greatest humanitarian disaster, which human rights… Read article ›

  • Global Europe
  • Migration and Integration

Sexual violence against refugees goes on: Europe can and must act to end it

Women asylum-seekers leave conflict zones seeking refuge from acute threats, including wartime rape. But Europe is no haven from sexual violence. The media and non-governmental organisations report how refugees in Europe face threats of sexual violence along migration routes, at ports of entry, at transit sites, in detention, and in reception centres. Perpetrators include smugglers,… Read article ›

  • Future Europe
  • Global Europe
  • President Trump

The storm of new protectionism: what lies behind it?

In the United States, views advocating a ‘strategic’ approach to international trade were mostly marginal in public debate for decades. But with the Trump administration there is increasing talk in Washington, DC of bilateral agreements and using tariffs to protect industries. American companies are prodded to move operations back home; a reversal of finance regulation… Read article ›

  • Global Europe
  • President Trump
  • Security Europe

Trump’s travel ban does more harm than good

Only days after his inauguration as President of the United States, Donald Trump stated that he would not shy away from “fighting fire with fire” when it comes to combating terrorist organizations, such as the self-styled ‘Islamic State’ (or Daesh) and al-Qaeda. The newly-elected President publicly contemplated the reintroduction of ‘enhanced interrogation’ methods such as… Read article ›

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