Safe and legal pathways to protection in Europe are scarce. Officially, states should admit only â€˜the most vulnerableâ€™ refugees. Yet, writes Natalie Welfens, humanitarian considerations are increasingly bound up with concerns about refugees' social and cultural fit with the admission state Read more
Germany has developed into a hugely diverse country, but Angela Merkelâ€™s centre-right CDU is still grappling with this reality, writes Isabelle Hertner. Over Merkel's 16-year Chancellorship, her party has been torn between pragmatic immigration policy, and the demand for cultural assimilation Read more
Maria Gloria Polimeno
The EU has failed to support democracy and political change in the Middle East and North Africa. Maria Gloria Polimeno argues for a more inclusivist social approach, along with radically revised foreign policy Read more
We owe much to the Kurds for the defeat of Islamic State, even if the fight still goes on.â€¯Yet,â€¯writes Dastan Jasim, the rise ofâ€¯Turkey as an unpredictable military power threatens post-conflictâ€¯reconstruction â€“ and Syriaâ€™s democratic future Read more
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