Can Europe Integrate Migrants and Refugees?

Can Europe Integrate Migrants and Refugees?
Refugees disembark from a ferry at Piraeus port, Athens, Greece, Jan. 4, 2016 (AP photo by Thanassis Stavrakis).

In the latest Trend Lines podcast, WPR Editor-in-Chief Judah Grunstein and host Peter Dörrie discuss Taiwan’s presidential election, the “comfort women” agreement between Japan and South Korea, and Zimbabwe’s succession crisis. For the report, Human Rights Watch’s Judith Sunderland joins us to talk about Europe’s challenge integrating the massive influx of migrants and refugees in an increasingly hostile political and social climate.


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Relevant WPR articles:

Outcome of Taiwan’s Election Could Help Boost Ties With Japan

Japan-South Korea ‘Comfort Women’ Deal Revives U.S. Asia Pivot
The Elephant in the Room: Zimbabwe’s Ongoing Succession Crisis
For Europe, Integrating Refugees Is the Next Big Challenge

You can follow Judith Sunderland on Twitter @sunderland_jude.

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

Hungary PM Viktor Orban: ‘Please don’t come’ by Al Jazeera
Refugee crisis “a German problem,” says Hungary’s Viktor Orban by euronews
On the frontline of Europe’s migrant crisis by Deutsche Welle