No less than Germany’s liberal democracy and open society are at stake in the fight against the rise of the right-wing populist Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) party. Chancellor Angela Merkel is right in staying with her centrist course but needs to improve policies and communication in order to win back protest voters.
India’s call to be a leading power reflects larger ambitions for more than a balancing role in the world. To do so, India must employ a strategic, holistic approach to peacekeeping in line with its foreign policy. Such a need is most apparent with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, which shows that India must add conflict prevention and mediation to its peacekeeping toolbox.
The UN summit has created momentum for better refugee policies, aiming to agree on a Global Compact for Refugees by 2018. To avoid mission creep, leaders should make it their priority to create mechanisms that track follow up and devise incentives for communities to resettle more individuals in need.
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