Obama in Germany: Step Up to the Mark on Refugees

by Robert E. Hunter President Obama this Sunday and Monday makes perhaps his last visit as president to Germany. His taking part with Chancellor Angela Merkel in the annual Hannover Messe (trade fair) was originally designed to underline the president’s support… Continue Reading  

The North Goes South Or The South Comes North

by Graham E. Fuller It does not take much imagination to see where refugees are taking the world over the longer run. This issue currently lies at the heart of some very ugly American politics. It is also tearing apart… Continue Reading  

Today’s Syrian Refugees Are Yesterday’s Irish

by Zaher Sahloul Four months after I arrived to Chicago in 1989, my colleague at the hospital, Dr. Nancy Nora, invited me to her family’s Thanksgiving dinner. I was homesick in a new country after graduating from medical school in Damascus.… Continue Reading  

Splinterlands: The View from 2050

by John Feffer Let me start with a confession. I’m old-fashioned and I have an old-fashioned profession. I’m a geo-paleontologist. That means I dig around in archives to exhume the extinct: all the empires and federations and territorial unions that… Continue Reading  

The Roots of the Current Refugee Crisis

by Shireen Hunter Discussions surrounding Europe’s most recent migration crisis have been framed largely in ethical and humanitarian terms. The most frequently asked questions have been about how Europe can live up to its own humanitarian values and accept as… Continue Reading