No Solidarity? Growing Refugee Inflows and the Need for EU Asylum Policy Reforms

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the global number of refugees has significantly increased during the past five years. By the end of 2013, the agency reported there were 51.2 million forcibly displaced persons worldwide, including 33.3 million internally displaced (IDPs), 1.2 million asylum-seekers, and 16.7 million refugees under UN protection.

An Illiberal Polity in the Euro-Atlantic World: Lessons from Hungary’s Backsliding

Following the 1989-90 democratic transition, Hungary experienced two decades of solid liberal democracy until 2010, when the Fidesz Party gained a two-thirds majority in the parliament and introduced a new constitutional system eliminating checks and balances and guarantees of fundamental rights.

Polish Foreign Policy: End of the “Golden Years”

From 2008 until recently, Polish foreign policy enjoyed “golden years.” Once Poland was firmly anchored in Western institutions like the European Union and NATO, Warsaw’s voice started to gain prominence and respect across Europe and even globally.

Canada in the Transatlantic World

During nine years in power, Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his Conservative government have transformed Canadian foreign policy.

On the Paris Attacks

By Sir Michael Leigh

We are all still under the shock of the murderous attacks on Charlie Hebdo and the Hyper Cacher (kosher) supermarket in Paris in which 17 French citizens died. Other attacks had been planned in Belgium but were prevented by police action, with the loss of two lives.

Russia, the Islamic State, and Emerging Non-Traditional Security Challenges for NATO

The year 2014 was an annus horribilis for transatlantic security, with Russia invading Ukraine and the emergence of the so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. NATO’s European members suddenly find themselves facing simultaneous threats on two fronts — Russia in its eastern flank and a potential terrorist state in its southern flank in the Mediterranean.