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Migrants arriving on the island of Lampedusa, Italy, Aug. 2007 (photo by Flickr user No Border Network licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license).

EU Must Develop Clear Strategy to Address Migration Surge

By Maria Savel
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With over 3,000 people having drowned trying to enter Europe so far this year, there have been many calls for European nations and the European Union to do more to address the issues of migration and asylum. But the burden of dealing with asylum seekers is not shared equally across the EU. more


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Zimbabwe Opposition Poses Little Threat to Mugabe

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The main opposition party in Zimbabwe is facing serious infighting in the lead-up to its party congress next month. In an email interview, Stephen Chan, professor of international relations at the School of Oriental and African Studies, discussed the state of Zimbabwe’s opposition. more

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Algeria’s Slow March Toward Nuclear Energy

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Earlier this month, Algeria and Russia signed a nuclear energy cooperation deal. In an email interview, Bruno Tertrais, senior research fellow at the Paris-based Fondation pour la Recherche Strategique, discussed Algeria’s nuclear program. more