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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
    refugees hungary train station Attila Volgyi/ZumaPress

    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
    eu refugee crisis Kostis Ntantamis/ZumaPress

    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
    europe migrant crisis Kostis Ntantamis/ZumaPress

    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
    Aircraft carrier landing Mc3 Kevin J. Steinberg/ZumaPress

    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. neier64_ALEXANDER NEMENOVAFP via Getty Images_putinbrezhnev Alexander Nemenov/AFP via Getty Images

    Putin’s Brezhnev Moment

    Aryeh Neier draws parallels between the regime’s ongoing crackdown on civil society and late Soviet repression.
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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
  3. op_anheier13_CHRISTOF STACHEAFP via Getty Images_scholzbaerbockhabecklindner Christof Stache/AFP via Getty Images

    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
  5. nye238_Kevin DietschGetty Images_biden kishida Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
  6. zhang59_JADE GAOAFP via Getty Images_chinahousing Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images

    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
  7. BP inflation hawks China News Service / Contributor via Getty Images

    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
  9. borrell19_ FADEL SENNAAFP via Getty Images_ukrainewar Fadel Senna/AFP via Getty Images

    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.

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