Skip to main content

Curated by Project Syndicate

Crossing into Fortress Europe

14 commentaries

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?

Sort by: Show:
  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. castaneda88_GERARDO MENOSCALAFP via Getty Images_latin america safety GERARDO MENOSCAL/AFP via Getty Images

    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.
  2. ocampo57_Celal GunesAnadolu Agency via Getty Images_imf Celal Gunes/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

    The Urgency of Sovereign-Debt Restructuring

    José Antonio Ocampo highlights the need for a comprehensive mechanism to deliver relief to low- and middle-income countries.
  3. fischer215_Mostafa AlkharoufAnadolu via Getty Images_tel aviv iran attack Mostafa Alkharouf/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Gaza War Goes Global

    Joschka Fischer

    The escalating war in the Middle East must be understood in a broader context. The fact that the Iranian regime felt emboldened to risk a direct strike on Israel attests to a changing world order in which Western power is increasingly open to challenge.

    considers the implications of Iran’s unprecedented decision to launch a direct strike on Israeli territory.
  4. nyirinkindi1_ISAAC KASAMANIAFP via Getty Images_women phone fintech ISAAC KASAMANI/AFP via Getty Images

    Gender-Neutral Fintech Isn’t Working for Women

    Emmanuel Nyirinkindi & Jessica Schnabel show that the industry is not fully delivering on its promise to accelerate financial inclusion.
  5. evans72_Alex WongGetty Images_palestine statehood Alex Wong/Getty Images

    The Urgency of Palestinian Statehood

    Gareth Evans explains why formal international recognition is crucial to ending the intolerable status quo.
  6. schiffrin10_Mark WilsonGetty Images_journalists Mark Wilson/Getty Images

    Quality Journalism Is More Important than Ever

    Anya Schiffrin, et al. explain how policymakers can support rigorous, objective reporting, just as they provide other public goods.
  7. wei60_MANJUNATH KIRANAFP via Getty Images_india population MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP via Getty Images

    Is India’s Economy Overhyped?

    Shang-Jin Wei argues that the country’s rapid development, while undeniable, conceals deeper structural problems.
  8. krake1_Celal GunesAnadolu via Getty Images_spring meetings Celal Gunes/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Negotiating a Bigger, Better World Bank

    Michael Krake & Wempi Saputra explain how a new framework will nudge countries to invest in projects that deliver global public goods.
  9. redford1_Getty Images_earth conservation Getty Images

    The Ozone Layer’s Recovery Shows How to Protect the Planet

    Robert Redford & Xiye Bastida highlight the critical role of international cooperation in preserving the planet’s habitability.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.