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Darkness and Light at Idomeni

In a time of crisis, quite a few people suddenly and surprisingly perform admirable acts of compassion, often at considerable cost and risk to themselves.

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The Widening Gyre

Europe’s migration crisis is not over. It is spreading.

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Germany’s Choice: Easy or Hard Asylum Integration

Germans must insist that Syrian refugees to their country accept Germany’s support of Israel, as well as the country’s hard-won reckoning with its Nazi past.

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Two Germanies, Or Maybe Three

German public opinion is veering away from the original spontaneous welcome to the masses of migrants. There are three sectors of the public: a minority still affirming the legendary “welcome culture”; another minority vocally hostile; and a large group in the middle not firmly committed either way.

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Anti-Immigration Party to Score Record Win in Switzerland

When will mainstream parties start stepping up on immigration?

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Saving the West

Republicans want America to lead again. What happens if the EU’s migration crisis decimates the EU—and our closest allies are neither capable nor willing to follow?

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Europe Uses the Carrot and the Stick on Immigration

An important series of negotiations has begun that could determine the future of the immigration crisis.

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German Refugee Crisis Collides with Oktoberfest

Bavaria is the main point of entry for migrants and refugees streaming into Germany—and yet, the traditional festival is still going ahead as planned in Munich. Logistical and cultural challenges will ensue.

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Compassion and Interests

A moral vision is important, but it helps greatly if you can appeal to hard interests as well as to conscience.

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Hungary Passes Draconian “Emergency” Immigration Laws

Using the migrant crisis, Hungary’s legislature has declared a state of emergency and assumed extraordinary powers.

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Putin's Patronage

The rebound of Russia’s largest oil company appears to be a major success story, but the truth is more complicated.

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Jason Willick on the inadequacy of the donor class vision for the Republican Party.

Regulate Don't Kill

Trying to apply blue model thinking to post-blue problems is foolish.

A New Cud to Chew

Feeding cows seaweed could cut out 99 percent of their methane emissions.

Trouble in Brussels

After threatening Putin with new sanctions over Syria, European leaders discover they lack the political will to deliver.

The United States is now going to have to figure out how to help Venezuela avoid completely melting down, with the Venezuelan strongman still at the helm.

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