Recent polls show 45 percent of Britons in favor of staying in the EU. In Scotland that figure is higher, with some polls putting it at up to 70 percent. Not surprisingly, the specter of a new Scottish independence referendum has been raised as another potential risk of the U.K. voting for a Brexit.
In this week’s Trend Lines podcast, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and host Peter Dörrie discuss violence in Nagorno-Karabakh, U.N. cease-fire monitoring, and West Africa’s regional anti-Boko Haram force. For the Report, David Brown discusses Vietnam’s leadership battles and prospects for economic growth.
A recent deal between the EU and Turkey for mass returns of refugees from Greece to Turkey has come under fire for its illegality. But Europe isn’t alone in taking advantage of the nonbinding nature of international law. For years, Australia has been criticized for shipping refugees to offshore detention centers.