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Crossing into Fortress Europe

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Europe is confronting a refugee crisis unlike anything seen since the end of WWII, with thousands of people from Africa and the greater Middle East trying to enter the EU every day. With many clamoring to wall out the migrants, how can Europe respond in a way that is true to its values?

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  1. The Business Case for Europe’s Refugees
    Refugees walking to Germany Paul Hackett/ZumaPress

    The Business Case for Europe’s Refugees

    Sep 10, 2015 Lucy P. Marcus urges the private sector to help mitigate the risks posed by the ongoing migration crisis.

  2. Necessary Migrants
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    Necessary Migrants

    Sep 7, 2015 Ian Buruma says that the EU needs more, not less, economic migration from outside its borders.

  3. Escaping the Refugee Crisis
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    Escaping the Refugee Crisis

    Sep 1, 2015 Peter Singer urges affluent countries to give much more support to countries neighboring conflict zones.

  4. The Price of European Indifference
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    The Price of European Indifference

    Aug 31, 2015 Bernard-Henri Lévy warns that, if the migration debate does not change, it is not only the refugees who will suffer.

  5. Migration Beyond Crisis Mode
    syrian migrants in serbia Elena Geroska/ZumaPress

    Migration Beyond Crisis Mode

    Aug 31, 2015 Ana Palacio points out that the flow of refugees and asylum-seekers into the EU will not be temporary.

  6. A No-Fly Zone for Syria
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    A No-Fly Zone for Syria

    Aug 25, 2015 Anne-Marie Slaughter hopes that the US takes the lead in establishing humanitarian enclaves in the war-ravaged country.

  1. rajan83_Kevin DietschGetty Images_federalreserve Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Not Buying Central Banks’ Favorite Excuse

    Raghuram G. Rajan shows why monetary policymakers must bear some of the blame for the latest banking-sector turmoil.
  2. op_reedlangen6_Chip SomodevillaGetty Images_supremecourt Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    The Lost Liberal Legal Imagination

    Nicholas Reed Langen

    Rather than seeing themselves as the arbiters of divine precepts, Supreme Court justices after World War II generally understood that constitutional jurisprudence must respond to the realities of the day. Yet today's conservatives have seized on the legacy of one of the few justices who did not.

    considers the complicated legacy of a progressive jurist whom conservatives now champion.
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    Saved by the Pandemic?

    Scott Fulford explains why its successful COVID-19 stimulus could help the US forge a path to financial stability for all.
  4. slaughter97_Miguel PereiraGetty Images_workingfromhome Miguel Pereira/Getty Images

    How Much Work Is Enough?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Autumn McDonald explain how the pandemic raised new questions – and some very old ones – for employers and employees.
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    How the Far Left Paves the Way for the Far Right

    Andrés Velasco

    In October 2022, Chileans elected a far-left constitutional convention which produced a text so bizarrely radical that nearly two-thirds of voters rejected it. Now Chileans have elected a new Constitutional Council and put a far-right party in the driver’s seat.

    blames Chilean President Gabriel Boric for the rapid rise of the authoritarian populist José Antonio Kast.
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    Creeping Toward Dystopia

    Robert Skidelsky worries that even elected governments will appropriate emerging technologies in the name of national security.
  7. shoukry2_BOBB MURIITHIAFP via Getty Images_drought BOBB MURIITHI/AFP via Getty Images

    The Climate Loss and Damage Fund Is Coming

    Sameh Shoukry assesses recent efforts to implement a crucial initiative agreed at last year’s UN Climate Change Conference.
  8. wian29_Kevin FrayerGetty Images_chinagraduates Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

    China’s Youth Unemployment Problem

    Nancy Qian warns that diminishing opportunities for new graduates will have profound long-run macroeconomic implications.
  9. dezegher1_ AHMAD ZAMRONIAFP via Getty Images_deforestation AHMAD ZAMRONI/AFP via Getty Images

    How Can the New EU Regulation Achieve Deforestation-Free Supply Chains?

    Joann de Zegher explains why transaction-level records are crucial to curbing the destruction of the world’s forests.

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