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The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 4, 2016 • Americas, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, In-depth, International Law, International Relations, SPECIAL FEATURES, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian relief, many countries are reflecting the discomfort their electorates have with offering asylum to the recent Syrian refugees. In this article, the authors discuss the Responsibility to Protect

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Refugees and Refugee Crises: Some Historical Reflections

December 1, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Editor’s Choice, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depth, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Peter Gatrell The current Syrian refugee crisis provides an opportunity to look beyond the headlines and to locate it in a broader historical context. Peter Gatrell explores in this article the history of Syria as a refugee-hosting state, the historical

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Germany: Epicentre of the EU Migration Crisis

December 1, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Middle East & Africa, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Asli Ilgit and Audie Klotz The Syrian refugee crisis has highlighted serious on-going tensions over migration between EU members and neighbouring states, as well as among EU members. Germany has been at the forefront in developing responses to recent

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A Time for European Diplomacy to Come of Age: Responding to the Refugee Crisis

December 1, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, Middle East & Africa, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Susi Dennison “People will always want to migrate for a better life: this is a constant reality.” But the harrowing images on the news that the general public are confronted with of men, women and children arriving en masse on European shores are of

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Making Renminbi a World Currency would not be Bad for Euro

December 1, 2015 • China, Dan Steinbock, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, Global Capital Markets, GLOBAL ECONOMYComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The International Monetary Fund (IMF) will decide this month whether to make the Chinese Renminbi the fifth international reserve currency. For the Euro, that would not be a win or lose game.   Behind the facade, there has been much

EU’s Refugee Relocation Plans Desperately Need a Reality Check

September 30, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, International Relations, World Development, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Katharine Jones In a speech to the European Parliament on April 23, Juncker argued that we need is shared solidarity on managing the relocation of refugees. According to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), so far in 2015, almost 78,000

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Greek Parliament Passes Debt Agreement, but European Democracy is on its Knees

July 30, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Governance & Regulation, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Jonathan Hopkin   Almost as soon as the Greek deal was agreed, it began to come apart at the seams. Passage of the necessary legislation through the Greek parliament led to Syriza splitting in two as Alexis Tsipras, the Greek prime minister, drew on the

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After the Greek Referendum: Into Uncharted Waters

July 30, 2015 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, World PoliticsComments (0)

By Dan Steinbock The triumph of the “no” vote in the Greek referendum was not a mandate for Grexit, but a new starting-point to talks. But is there room for a compromise any longer?   On Sunday (5 July), some 62% of Greeks voted against and only 39%

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A Win-Win Route Out of the Greek Debt Crisis

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Europe, FINANCE & BANKING, GLOBAL ECONOMY, In-depthComments (0)

By Lester M. Salamon The Greek debt crisis has persisted for years now with no easy or clear way in which to resolve it. However, Professor Salamon from Johns Hopkins University argues that a win-win solution is possible by using the tool of debt swaps, which

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The Obstacles To Women’s Entrepreneurship In Europe And How To Deal With Them

June 4, 2015 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Europe, GLOBAL ECONOMY, Personal FinanceComments (1)

By Viviane De Beaufort An increasing number of women are interested in creating their own business – yet even in the 21st century, there are still obstacles that face them. Viviane de Beaufort distinguishes between the different types of women wishing to