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The Refugee Crisis

For Europe, the current refugee crisis presents a two-fold challenge: Will we uphold our humanitarian values, that is, do we view the refugees as people in need and with a …

AICGS President Dr. Jackson Janes Discusses Cooperation with Russia

Intensifying pressure brought on by waves of refugee migrants to Europe has generated much debate about Germany’s and Europe’s foreign policy choices regarding the war in Syria. On September 18, …

Immigration Developments

As the influx of migrants making the strenuous trip to Europe continues, it is becoming obvious that if Europe as whole does not agree on a unified solution, it will …

Germany’s Real Refugee Crisis

Germany’s growing refugee crisis has prompted experts to question the country’s foreign policy regarding the troubled neighborhood around Europe’s frontier. In this article from The New York Times, Clemins Wergin, …

Germans Continue to Lead in the Response to the Migration Crisis

As reported by The Washington Post, Germans, “to a far greater extent than the British, the French or others, have opened their hearts — and wallets. According to a poll commissioned …

EU Calls on Member States to Accept Refugees

In today’s State of the European Union speech, European Commission President Jean-Claude Junker called on the EU’s member states to accept the migrants crossing into Europe and detailing a plan …

Shadows of History in Europe’s Refugee Crisis

As the refugee crisis continues, mixed reactions are cause for concern in Germany.  Given the country’s troubled past, anti-Islam and anti-migrant sentiment in the country is particularly troubling.  Daniela Blei …

Immigration in Crisis, On Both Sides of the Atlantic

As waves of refugees continue to enter Europe, they are being greeted with various reactions by EU member states.  Many migrants are headed for Germany, perceived by many as the …

A Bigger Spot on the Global Stage

In an era that has relegated television, and television news for that matter, to playing defense, it is refreshing for a recovering journalist such as myself to see that international …

Refugees in Germany

As Europe–and Germany in particular–copes with the influx of refugees from the Middle East and Africa, it is facing political and public resistance to its humanitarian efforts.  As this recent …

From the AICGS Bookshelf: Zwischen Koran und Kafka: West-östliche Erkundungen

Those who can build effective bridges between Islam and the West are rare. Navid Kermani is one. He has a unique command of German literature which, combined with his Iranian …