Category Archives: Essays

What the Greek Vote Means for Migrants and European Union Policy

Today, in celebration of democracy,  Greeks headed to the polls to decide the country’s fate through a critical and monumental referendum: to vote “Yes” and accept a bailout package from Greece’s creditors, or vote “No” and  face default, economic collapse … Continue reading

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Operation Mare Nostrum: One Year On

As one year will soon elapse, Italy is signaling to the EU that they wish to cease their mission, Operation Mare Nostrum, or “Our Sea,” and allow Frontex, a frontier border surveillance agency, to carry out the difficult burden of … Continue reading

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On Migration, European Union Summit Dawdles

High expectations were surrounding the European Union (EU) summit meeting , as leaders convened to deliberate about numerous issues, one of which was migration, a politically divisive and contentious topic that has led to the growing influence of far-right parties … Continue reading

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The al-Nahda Party and the European Union

Raw video of al-Nahda party by Al Jazeera English: Election polls in Tunisia are indicating that the prospective winner will be the al-Nahda (also spelled as Ennahda), a modern Islamist movement where they seek to combine secular and Islamic principles. … Continue reading

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