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Migration Flows and Rising Far Right: Challenges for EU

After the Arab Spring, chaos engulfed the Mediterranean region. Vast amounts of immigrants from destabilized countries like Libya and Syria tried to cross the...
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Without binding rules, AI guidelines are just wishful thinking

Many governments have released official strategies to promote AI systems leaving the public with few human rights protections. Over the last two years, many...
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Migrant Hostages: A Lucrative Business in Turkey

Last week’s discovery of 96 Pakistani and Afghan migrants who had spent a month chained in an Istanbul basement was met with reactions of shock...
Jeff Crisp, the research associate in Chatham House, wrote on the current situation and measures to deal with the deteriorating circumstances in Libya

Don’t Expect to See Any Immediate Solutions in Libya

Jeff Crisp, the research associate in Chatham House, wrote on the current situation and measures to deal with the deteriorating circumstances in Libya
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Blockchain for Refugees: Great Hopes, Deep Concerns

Blockchain has been much in the news lately thanks to the speculative cryptocurrency market. It is increasingly being touted as something of a magic...
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Why the Greek Council of State Decision Won’t Pave the Way for Forcible Returns

Intro The Greek Council of State decision of 22 September 2017 is strongly politically charged. Greece is acting on behalf of the entire EU, so...
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The Potential Cost of Visa Regimes

On 24 April 2017, a boat carrying 25 Syrian and Afghan refugees was shipwrecked in the Aegean Sea while making the crossing from Ayvacik...
BMS Senior Fellow Doğukan Doğu wrote about what the NATO presence in the Mediterranean would mean for the European Union.

EU Needs NATO in the Mediterranean

Why the EU needs NATO on the Mediterranean Sea rather than the Aegean Sea? The increasing number of Mediterranean refugees in the last few years...
"Turkey is also your home. I believe that among you there are some who want to become citizens of Turkey." Tayyip Erdogan said.

Erdogan’s Move: Giving Citizenship to Syrians

Turkey signed the 1951 Geneva Convention, which defines the status and rights of refugees. With this decree, Ankara retains a geographic limitation to the...
This article unveils the story of Europe’s complicity with Libyan warlords in prolonging both the suffering of migrants and the chaos in Libya.

Politicization of the Refugee Crisis: Europe’s Dangerous Game

Intro  With terrorism and immigration being portrayed as two sides of the same coin, the refugee crisis has been dealt with as a threat to...

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