Now is the time for short-term consensus and a reassessment of refugee protection. Nothing short of opening borders will destroy the business model of smugglers and end fatalities at the borders. A better refugee policy will save thousands but will still constitute an approach of “muddling through.” Even that, however, is better than the status quo.
A new study whitewashes the challenges posed by the authoritarian populism of Hungary´s prime minister Viktor Orbán, Thorsten Benner argues. It is informed by blatant misconceptions of the Orbán project. It is high time to rediscover our compass in the debate on both the challenges of authoritarian populism and the meaning of liberal democracy.
To better protect people from atrocity crimes, policymakers must work towards more diverse and transparent information sources, deploy civilian tools early, fairly and strategically, improve UN peacekeeping, be more inclusive in decision-making on military action, and constantly learn and adapt.
by Garima Mohan, Olivia Gippner
India at LSE
by Julia Steets, Antonio Galli, James Darcy, Kai Koddenbrock
World Food Programme Office of Evaluation