President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born individuals were convicted or implicated in “terrorist-related crimes” since the September 11 attacks, which is
Law enforcement efforts to capture refugees crossing the vast wilderness of the US-Mexico borderlands leads to injury, trauma, death, and disappearance.
Next Cold War Roundup 5/31/16 880 migrants and refugees were lost when boats carrying them from Libya to Italy capsized or wrecked, as the Italian navy attempted rescues. UK Prime Minister David Cameron says Libya is a “threat to us all.” Libya’s new appointed government won’t allow EU ships close
Next Cold War Roundup 2/12/16. The Syrian war continues to become more complicated and escalates. The International Syria Support Group in Munich agreed to form a task force with dual goals of cessation of hostilities and humanitarian aid to besieged towns. At the same time NATO defense ministers are meeting
Forty-five refugees died this week in the Aegean Sea when two wooden boats capsized near two Greek islands. Japan reportedly rejected around 99 percent of refugees, who applied for asylum in 2015. The refugee crisis is testing the policies of European countries, as more and more governments incorporate policies that
“People tend to forget that nobody chooses to be a refugee …’ Amid Hong Kong’s luxury, asylum seekers struggle to survive.
“There is no shortage of countries bombing Syria.” But there is a shortage of countries offering peaceful options.
The pressure is on to assemble a large number of ground troops for the US coalition to deploy in Syria and restart large scale Long War in the Middle East.
The global refugee crisis in Europe persists, as over a million of the most vulnerable people seek resettlement in countries which can support them with humanitarian aid. Yet, some of the most wealthy countries in the world have failed to appropriately respond to this desperate moment. Amnesty International estimates only
Don’t let anyone fool you: Sectarian strife in Syria has been engineered to provide cover for a war for access to oil and gas, and the power and money that come along with it.