Tag Archives: Refugees

Long-Term Effects of the Syrian Refugee Crisis: The Emergence of an Invisible Generation

Criticism of Europe’s response to the refugee crisis has been centered on the lack of European solidarity and the unwillingness of states to accept an adequate number of asylum-seekers. But due to gaps in nationality laws and inadequate EU legal safeguards, there is another crisis following close behind that could cripple a generation to come.

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The Unaccompanied Minor Border Crisis and the Future of the Republican Party

Earlier this year, Congressional Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz wrote a piece for the Huffington Post titled “One Year Later, Same Old Party,” in which she explained the reasons why the Republican Party (GOP) had failed to attract and engage minority voters in the time leading up to the 2012 Presidential election. Wasserman Schultz’s analysis centered on the findings from the

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US Air Action in Iraq: Why Now and Why Not Syria?

This week, the US finally took the gloves off and directly involved itself in the current fighting in Iraq when US warplanes bombed IS (Islamic State) targets near the city of Erbil. The US also airdropped humanitarian aid to civilians fleeing the advance of IS (also commonly referred to as ISIL and ISIS). While the move was welcomed by Iraqi

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Traveling Along the Turkish-Syrian Border

From March 7th to the 16th 2014 I traveled throughout Turkey, including the Syrian border region, with students and young professionals taking a course on the crisis in Syria. We met with refugees, activists, politicians, and a slew of other stakeholders. Upon my return, people asked me how it was and if I had had fun on my trip? The

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