Tag: refugee

Are All Refugees Treated Equally?

With the summer months looming ahead, many of us imagine being on a beach with the scorching sun on our backs, calmly erasing any stress from the previous year. For others, a much darker reality lies ahead. The same water,…

Miloš Zeman: Pushing Czech Foreign Policy East

October 28th marked 98 years since the founding of Czechoslovakia. A national holiday in the Czech Republic, the day provides an opportune moment for reflecting on the plethora of social and political changes that have marked the country since the…

Migrants, Terror and Turkey

After undergoing significant modifications since it was first announced in November of 2015, the EU-Turkey Joint Action Plan has officially gone into effect as of Monday, April 4. The controversial accord has provided for the first wave of deportations of…

Slovakia’s Elections: Neo-Nazi Tinged Politics

Global newscasts and headlines rarely turn their attention to Slovakia, since low debts and steady growth in an EU state are poor pickings for the news cycle. Yet Slovakia’s election this month merits global attention for two reasons: firstly, a fully…

The Reasons Behind the Ploy: The EU Turkey Summit

On November 29th, the European Union (EU) signed a deal with Turkey regarding the waves of Syrian and other refugees entering Europe through Turkey and Greece. The deal, as declared by a “summit in…Brussels, drew Turkish and European officials to…

The Age of Erdogan: Why Turkey Voted AKP

The results of Turkey’s recent parliamentary election were anything but ordinary. Within the past five months, the ruling Justice and Development (AKP) party has successfully recovered from this summer’s inconclusive election in which the party lost its majority standing. Since…

Video: The Refugee’s Struggle

This week is a busy one but I wanted to share this link from the Syrian refugee crisis event that I wrote about just over a week ago. A cameraman from the Guardian follows a family of refugees as they…