European governments are reacting differently to the refugee crisis. An agreement among European member states is a necessary step in facing the emergency.
The Syrian refugee crisis is no longer a short-term regional issue: it is a long-term international problem that deserves a coordinated answer, especially from the EU.
The resettlement of Syrian refugees is a task best carried out on the basis of need and ability, not by sectarian or ethnic preference.
Today, Lebanon hosts more Syrian refugees than any other country in the world, nearly 38 percent of the total Syrian refugee population.
Even if the Syrian conflict were to be viewed solely through a security prism, the international community’s tepid response to the humanitarian crisis is counterproductive.
The most effective way to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis is for neighboring states to assume a leading role in development spending, infrastructure upgrading, and job creation.
Thousands have flooded the voting booths for the Syrian presidential elections in places like Lebanon and Jordan.
The Syrian refugee crisis is mostly being addressed as a tragic outcome of the violence in Syria. However, it is not separate from politics and could well result in the redrawing the region’s political map.