Tag Archives: Europe

Recent articles in Foreign Policy magazine

Selected Foreign Policy clips:

Reports:

The Elephant in the Comedy Club

Israeli Intelligence Furious Over Trump’s Loose Lips

Trump May End Up Killing DACA After All

Dial One If Your Neighbor’s Gardener Looks Mexican

Texas Cities Caught In The Crossfire Of Sanctuary Fight

Laptop Ban May Be Expanded To Flights From Europe

Iraqi Christian Veteran Fears Deportation After Serving Prison Sentence

Trump Seeks to Limit Foreign Workers With New Executive Order

Heightened Scrutiny of Iranians Shows Trump Administration ‘Extreme Vetting’ in Action

Trump’s Border Surge Set to Collide With Overloaded Courts

Cracking the Cyprus Code

For Iraqi Military Interpreters, Trump Travel Ban Chaos Is ‘Life and Death’

White House Defies Courts as Chaos, Protests, and Lawsuits Erupt Over Immigration Ban

Trump’s Refugee Ban Has Ripple Effects Even Before It’s Issued

Italy’s Last-Ditch Effort to Stabilize Libya

U.N. Braces for a Potentially Massive Exodus from Mosul

The EU Moves to Counter Russian Disinformation Campaign

The Cable:

Roma Fleeing the E.U.’s ‘Broken Promises’ Seek Asylum in the U.S.

The Other Dispute on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Final Selection Process For Border Wall Kicks Off

Justice Department Moves to Revoke U.S. Citizenship From Man Convicted in 2003 Terror Plot

Europe Has a New Defender in Italy

Can Italy’s Outsiders Govern Like Insiders? A Tale of Two Five Star Mayors

Undocumented Immigrants Tense on Inauguration Day, But Ready to Resist

A Right-wing Politician Says Germany Should Stop Atoning For Nazi History, And Outrage Ensues

French Socialist Candidates Unveil Last-Chance Platforms Ahead of Primary

New Russian-Language Channel Seeks to Counter Kremlin Spin

On EU Trade, Brexiteers to The Rescue!

The Last Days of The Soviet Union

America Actually Likes Immigrants and a Global Role, Survey Finds

With Populists Poised to Quash Italian Referendum, Renzi Takes a Page From Trump’s Playbook

On This Day In History the World Watched the Berlin Wall Crumble. Now Will They See Donald Trump’s Wall Rise?

Batali, Armani and Sorrentino: The Italian Style of Obama’s Last State Dinner

Rome’s Anti-establishment Mayor Drops Bid to Host Olympics “Nightmare”

Despite Bombings, Advocates Still Hope for More Visas for Afghan Interpreters

Hungary Wants Foreign Workers, So Long as They Aren’t Syrian Refugees

Afghan refugees receive a cold welcome in Europe

Quartz

An Afghan doctor wearing a tracksuit stands on the muddy ground inside a temporary registration shelter for asylum-seekers in the western German state of Baden-Württemberg, waving a paper flyer announcing German classes. “Why not us?” he asks.

The full-time class was being offered to Syrians, Iraqis, Eritreans, and Iranians, but Afghans and other nationalities were not mentioned. The discrepancy points to a new multi-tiered approach in how Germany is processing asylum-seekers—one based at least initially on national origin.

In a particularly chaotic year for migration to Europe, Afghans represent the second largest group of migrants traversing the Mediterranean Sea, after Syrians. But though their country is riven by fighting with the Taliban and other armed groups, they have received a different welcome. Instead of fast-tracked applications and pledges to make integration a top priority, Germany is labeling them as economic migrants and telling them to stay home. [Full story]

Why Ukraine debate has Cold War echoes

CNN’s Global Public Square Blog

As the protests in the heart of Kiev continue, one thing is clear – a process that began as an overture aimed at drawing a cluster of post-Soviet countries towards greater political and economic integration with the European Union has escalated into a tug of war over Ukraine’s identity. But the refusal so far of Ukraine’s government to sign an association agreement that would have boosted cooperation with the European Union has raised another question – is the region facing a renewed era of Cold War-style confrontations?

Certainly, in the lead up to last month’s Eastern Partnership summit, which was supposed to see Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine sign up for closer ties, Moscow signaled that it intended to play hardball on the issue. It restricted imports like chocolate and steel from Ukraine and wine from Moldova and Georgia, briefly halted gas flows to energy-dependent Ukraine and hinted that further discomfort would be on the horizon if the agreements went forward.

“Russia kept ratcheting up the pressure,” says Andrew Weiss, a specialist on the region who served on the National Security Council staff under President Clinton and is now vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington. “All of this looks like it’s politically motivated and not grounded in solid economic concerns. The signal was very clear that Russia would go to the mat so that Ukraine, especially, would not sign this agreement…” [Full Post]