Global debates on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) people from atrocity crimes cannot make progress without engaging emerging powers such as Brazil, China and South Africa. In these countries, however, discussions have been so far limited. Understanding the different approaches to protection in these rising powers can lead to more comprehensive debates on protection from atrocity crimes.
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.
by Philipp Rotmann, Sarah Brockmeier
Global Public Policy Institute
by Garima Mohan, Olivia Gippner
India at LSE