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Europe's Immigration Crisis
Europe's Immigration Crisis
Austria Adopts Tough New Asylum Law

Prepares to close borders with Italy and Hungary, restricts refugee rules.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
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EU à la Carte Back on the Menu

The refugee crisis has revived an old idea in Europe: differentiated integration.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
Of Nationalists and Cosmopolitans

Today, both in Europe and the U.S., the technocrats and the cosmopolitans have leaned too far ahead over their skis. One of the consequences is the revival of the ugly side of nationalist politics.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
Western Europe to Migrants: Keep Out

As Europe struggles to deal with its immigration crisis, a majority of citizens in France, Germany, Italy, and Britain favor the cessation of the Schengen Agreement.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
Another EU Problem Where the Numbers Just Don’t Add Up

New refugee figures illustrate sharp divide between inflow, solutions on European migrants.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
Merkel: Migrants “The Biggest Challenge” in Europe

Contentious EU meeting runs until 3 a.m., ends in recriminations, with no long-term answer found.

Europe's Immigration Crisis
Record High Weekend for Refugees, Rescues in Med

Are the new rescue plans helping, or drawing migrants to make serious risks?

Europe's Immigration Crisis
The Roots of Europe’s Immigration Dilemma

The EU can’t rationally accommodate all refugees or legally turn them back. The result is tragedy.

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Eliot Cohen’s new book presents a nuanced and compelling defense of hard power.


Regular readers know the answer: not very effective at all.

Horn of Africa

…and that may not be such a bad thing.

The Inauguration

As Donald Trump takes the oath, an essay on the historical forces that have shaped this moment by Walter Russell Mead.


Clearly a lot of frustration for the outgoing American President has been stored up in the Russian psyche.

the roots of populism

If the term “intellectual” only encompasses thinkers on the Left, then it is only natural that right-wing populists would turn it into a slur.

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