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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. moyo23_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_us inflation Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Why Deglobalization Makes US Inflation Worse

    Dambisa Moyo laments that today’s inflationary surge has not elicited a coordinated global response.
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    How to Tax Energy Companies’ Windfall Profits

    Clemens Fuest & Axel Ockenfels

    Given the complexities of modern markets, economies, and legal regimes, new levies on energy companies will always run into implementation problems. To prevent supply shortages and other disastrous unintended consequences, policymakers must proceed with caution and coordinate across borders.

    consider the underappreciated difficulties of implementing new levies without creating unwanted side effects.
  3. GettyImages-1243621433 ALEXANDER NEMENOV / Contributor via Getty Images

    Is Putin in Peril?

    From alternate-reality annexations to fresh nuclear threats, Russian President Vladimir Putin seems more desperate than ever to project an image of strength after a string of battlefield defeats. As Ukrainian forces advance on Russian-occupied territories and hundreds of thousands of draft-age Russian men flee the Kremlin’s “partial mobilization,” we asked PS commentators to assess his prospects.

  4. coyle27_Leon NealGetty Images_liz truss Leon Neal/Getty Images

    Liz Truss’s Backward Vision of the Future

    Diane Coyle argues that the new UK government will never cure what ails the British economy by living in the past.
  5. butler4_ Sean Gallup/Getty Images Sean Gallup/Getty Images

    The State Is Taking Back Energy

    Nick Butler sees increased government intervention in the sector as necessary but too often suboptimal.
  6. gros167_John KeebleGetty Images_bankofengland John Keeble/Getty Images

    The Stabilizing Effect of Inflation

    Daniel Gros explains why, despite the disruptions caused by monetary tightening, a financial crisis is unlikely.
  7. marin21_Steffen KuglerBundesregierung via Getty Image_scholzgermanymilitary Steffen Kugler/Bundesregierung via Getty Images

    Germany’s Emerging War Economy

    Dalia Marin outlines how the country can transform its economy and help Europe achieve strategic autonomy.
  8. kawamoto4_Eugene Hoshiko - PoolGetty Images_fumio kishida Eugene Hoshiko - Pool/Getty Images

    Japan’s Post-Abe Trust Crisis

    Akira Kawamoto explains how Fumio Kishida’s embattled government can regain public confidence and boost economic growth.
  9. wei51_DANIEL LEALAFP via Getty Images_bankofengland Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images

    Liz Truss vs. the Bank of England

    Shang-Jin Wei explains how UK policymakers can prevent a financial crisis by helping pensioners and homeowners.

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