'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

'Disaster in the Making': The Many Failures of the EU-Turkey Refugee Deal

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 26, 2016

Many viewed it with skepticism from the start and now, the Brussels-Ankara refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Refugees are being locked up in Turkey and it looks as though the best educated Syrians are not being allowed to continue to Europe. more... Comment ]

Rise of the Populists: Austria a Step Ahead in Europe's Race to the Right

Rise of the Populists: Austria a Step Ahead in Europe's Race to the Right

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 18, 2016

Austria's mainstream parties long believed they could keep the far right under control. On Sunday, though, a right-wing populist could become the country's president. What went wrong? The answer has implications for all of Europe. By Hasnain Kazim, Katrin Kuntz, Walter Mayr and Barbara Supp more... Comment ]

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

Global Migration? Actually, The World Is Staying Home

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 17, 2016

The refugee debate creates the impression of unprecedented mass migration. That image is completely incorrect. The real question, when we look at migration globally, is why there is so little of it. By Guido Mingels more... Comment ]

Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

Questionable Deal: EU to Work with African Despot to Keep Refugees Out

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2016

In an effort to help keep refugees from Africa at bay, the EU is planning to deliver personal registration equipment to Sudan, whose president is wanted on war crimes charges. Germany is leading the way. By Jürgen Dahlkamp and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Refugee Wrangling: Merkel's Deal with Turkey in Danger of Collapse

Refugee Wrangling: Merkel's Deal with Turkey in Danger of Collapse

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 13, 2016

The conflict between Europe and Ankara over visa freedoms for Turkish citizens is escalating and Chancellor Merkel's refugee deal is in danger of collapse. Neither side is willing to back down. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

'I Can Hardly Breathe Here': German Refugee Shelters Face Sexual Assault Problem

SPIEGEL ONLINE - May 11, 2016

Cases of sexual assault in German refugee shelters are on the rise, with women and children facing the greatest danger. Despite pleas for help from the government, Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition has done little to offer additional protections. By Riham Alkousaa, Julia Klaus, Ann-Katrin Müller and Maximilian Popp more... Comment ]

Erdogan's Big Prize: Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

Erdogan's Big Prize: Europe At Odds over Visa Freedom for Turks

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 29, 2016

Brussels is likely to open the door for visa-free travel to Europe for Turkish citizens, even if Ankara doesn't fulfill all the conditions imposed. Many in Europe are concerned that it could trigger a wave of new refugees from Turkey itself. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

Ticket to Europe: Refugee Crisis Focus Shifts to North Africa

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 27, 2016

Hundreds of thousands of Africans are preparing to test their luck on the voyage across the Mediterranean to Europe. As the weather begins improving, the number of arrivals will rise -- as will the number of deaths. By Walter Mayr more... Comment ]

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

Donald Tusk on Refugee Crisis: We Can Never Negotiate Our Values with Erdogan

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 22, 2016

Tough policies on migration do not rule out humanitarian goals in the EU, the European Council president argues in an editorial. But Europe must also set clear limits on the concessions it is willing to make with its partners in resolving the refugee crisis. A Commentary By Donald Tusk more... Comment ]

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

Failed State: Can a Unity Government Succeed in Divided Libya?

SPIEGEL ONLINE - April 20, 2016

The UN is trying to establish a unity government in Libya. But with competing governments, an expanding Islamic State and migrant smuggling as a primary source of income in the country, finding success will not be easy. By SPIEGEL Staff more... Comment ]