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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
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    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
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    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.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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