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Economics Europe

How will the refugee influx affect Europe?

As wave upon wave of refugees from the Middle East and North Africa break on the shores of Europe, there are no signs of ebbing. Many questions remain as to

Europe Politics

What to expect from Poland’s general elections

Poland is about to end eight years of political stability and liberal policies. The political negotiations following today’s general elections will likely either result in an ineffective government due to the

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Political stalemate leaves Lebanon in crisis

With a political deadlock causing a 16-month vacancy of the presidential seat, a garbage crisis that has triggered an anti-government movement, and an unprecedented flow of Syrian refugees making up

Europe Politics

Three reasons why Europe should welcome migrants

European economies could experience a significant long-term boost from accepting more refugees from war-torn countries like Syria and Iraq. But high short-term costs and inflexible labor markets could limit the

Middle East/North Africa Security

Russia’s sudden military build-up in Syria

Recent reports suggest a Russian military build-up in Syria as President Vladimir Putin searches for new venues to stoke both domestic and international legitimacy — an expanded foray into the

Europe Politics

Angela Merkel’s mixed role in Germany’s refugee crisis

Germany’s leadership role in the European refugee crisis has been widely recognised, but Chancellor Angela Merkel faces domestic pressure surrounding her policies. Germany’s response to the European refugee crisis has

Economics Europe

Anti-migrant attitudes are hurting businesses in Denmark

Though the most recent wave of migrants reached Denmark in early September, few have applied for asylum, and the vast majority went on to Sweden. According to some, this is a