Gulf States’ Inaction Heightens Europe’s Migrant Crisis

Investigators stand near a truck where 71 migrants were found dead on the shoulder of a highway near Parndorf, south of Vienna, Austria, Aug 27, 2015 (AP photo by Ronald Zak).
Investigators stand near a truck where 71 migrants were found dead on the shoulder of a highway near Parndorf, south of Vienna, Austria, Aug 27, 2015 (AP photo by Ronald Zak).
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The late-August headlines have been heartrending, from the continued violence of the Islamic State against both people and cultural patrimony, to stirrings of public discontent and rage over government incompetence in several Arab states. The latest of the summer’s tragedies came last week, when the lifeless bodies of 71 migrants, including four children, were found inside a truck in Austria. The horrific discovery moved the ever-expanding tragedy of illegal migration from war zones into Southern and Eastern Europe back into the spotlight. Although many commentators have pointed the finger at Europe’s institutional failings to manage the migration crisis, much of […]

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