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Thinking Aloud: “The Italians”

Aug. 9, 2015 by Darius  I recently read The Italians by John Hooper, a British journalist who has been based in Italy and southern Europe for decades.  The Italians is a charming portrait of one of Europe’s most distinctive cultures. … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Olives, and a Way of Life, Under Threat”

“Olives, and a Way of Life, Under Threat” The New York Times, May 12, 2015, p.A4 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/12/world/europe/fear-of-ruin-as-disease-takes-hold-of-italys-olive-trees.html?_r=0 “Across the stony heel of Italy, a peninsula ringed by the blue-green waters of the Mediterranean, olive trees have existed for centuries, shaping the … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses,” Part I

May 12, 2015 by Darius  Today, I attended a discussion on “The Latest Wave of Migration: Motivations and Responses.”  Both Kathleen Newland, currently affiliated with the Migration Policy Institute, and Dilip Ratha of the World Bank provided incisive statistics and … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Libyan Tumult Alters Europe’s Migration Equation”

“Libyan Tumult Alters Europe’s Migration Equation” The New York Times, May 1, 2015, p.A8 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/02/world/europe/displaced-again-and-again-some-african-migrants-had-no-plan-to-land-in-italy.html “By now, the unceasing tides of migrants arriving at the ports of Sicily fall into loose national categories.  The Syrians usually arrive with money, bearing … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants at Sea in Less Than 24 Hours”

“Italy Rescues 1,500 Migrants at Sea in Less Than 24 Hours” Reuters, April 5, 2015 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/04/05/us-italy-migrants-idUSKBN0MW0E820150405 “Italian navy and coast guard ships rescued around 1,500 migrants aboard five boats in the southern Mediterranean in less than 24 hours, officials said … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Catch Me If You Can”

“Catch Me If You Can” Foreign Policy, February 13, 2015 http://foreignpolicy.com/2015/02/13/catch-me-if-you-can-syrian-refugees-europe-italy-sweden/ “Like more than 3 million other Syrians, Nawras fled his country in 2012 as the Syrian civil war ramped up in brutality.  Along with his mother and six siblings, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Europe Crisis Is Resistant to Remedy of Low Rates”

“Europe Crisis Is Resistant to Remedy of Low Rates” The New York Times, September 3, 2014, p.B1 http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/03/business/international/easy-money-failing-to-spur-turnaround-for-europe.html “It is getting harder and harder to find free parking for large sums of euros.  In a battered regional economy, the search for … Continue reading

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