C Shannon

Archives for Humanitarianism

A World with Borders

It’s popular to decry the temporary reinstatement of national borders as a death knell of the European project. This is perhaps premature and definitely hyperbole. It is entirely rational for Germany to behave in this manner given that it is a refugee crisis. Democratic governments often work against their deep-held ideals in times to crisis… » read more

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European soft-power is the source of it’s influence in the world. Combined with it’s member states, the EU provides a considerable share of the global humanitarian aid: about 50% in 2009. Traditionally, it’s human rights record, though not spotless, has been one of the best in the world. European soft-power stems from it’s quality products,… » read more

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