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News You Really Need To See: “Danish Measure Would Allow Seizure of Refugees’ Jewelry”

“Danish Measure Would Allow Seizure of Refugees’ Jewelry” The Washington Post, December 18, 2015, p.A12 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/12/17/denmark-wants-to-seize-jewelry-from-refugees/ “In recent months, Denmark has taken a fairly harsh stance toward refugees.  In September, for example, authorities published an ad in Lebanese newspapers carrying an unmistakable message to foreigners … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Why Are Migrants in the Arctic, on Bikes? Path Leads to Europe”

“Why Are Migrants in the Arctic, on Bikes? Path Leads to Europe” The New York Times, October 10, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/10/world/europe/bypassing-the-risky-sea-refugees-reach-europe-through-the-arctic.html “Pelted by hailstones and buffeted by an icy wind, Yasir Arslanuk, a 55-year-old Syrian engineer, his wife and two … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: To Welcome or Not to Welcome?

Sept. 3, 2015 by Darius  In Europe, a battle is playing out that could have ramifications for the continent for decades: how to respond to the huge flows of migrants crossing into Europe, fleeing conflicts and poverty in the Middle … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: Robert Ford on Syrian Refugee Crisis

July 6, 2015 by Darius  I recently attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  Ambassador Robert Ford, the last US ambassador to Syria, delivered the lunchtime keynote. Ford said … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Khirbet Khizeh”

July 5, 2015 by Darius  In the American Jewish community, there are few topics more controversial than Israel’s purported expulsion of Palestinian villagers in 1948.  This controversy has led to, among other things, the cancellation of an Israeli play dealing … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part II

June 29, 2015 by Darius  [Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political Upheaval,” Part I

June 28, 2015 by Darius  Last week, I attended the Middle East Institute’s conference “Cut Off from Care: The Health Crisis of Populations Displaced by Conflict.”  The most informative panel was “Health Needs of Populations Displaced by Conflict and Political … Continue reading

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