A Compact for Syrian Refugee Women?

When the “Jordan Compact” was inked between European governments and Jordan in 2016, it was presented as a transformative experiment in employing and empowering Syrian refugees. Two years later, the Compact has failed to help Syrians and address the realities of working refugee women.

Is Europe Facing a Crisis?

Is Europe facing a crisis? There were two opposite views in “The Future of Europe,” the latest panel discussion in AUC’s Tahrir Dialogue series. Ambassador of France in Egypt Stéphane Romatet said that for the first time in over seventy years, Europe is experiencing a “deep internal crisis,” marked by the rise of Euroscepticism within political parties (skepticism and rejection of the European Union), the dismantling of its territory, and the crisis of federalism in countries like Belgium,  » Read more about: Is Europe Facing a Crisis?  »

Behind Putin’s Iron Curtain


Russia needs the West—but the realpolitik driving its foreign policy demands it be treated as an equal.

Life and Death of the Euro

Europe’s response to the Greek debt crisis in 2015 exposed European cooperation and solidarity as a hollow claim. The euro has become a Greek tragedy, resulting in falling incomes, rising unemployment, and fraying social fabric. Saving the European Union may require killing the single currency.

The Elusive International Order

Danilo Türk, a former president of the Republic of Slovenia, is Slovenia’s candidate to become secretary-general of the United Nations, discusses the UN’s failures, the influence of great powers, and the crises in Europe.

Our Great Migration Challenge

The current refugee crisis in Europe underscores the imperative of integration: to achieve healthy societies, immigrants must integrate, but they must also be offered a real chance to reach their full potential.

Closing the Gates

Europe’s security-driven response to the surge of refugees has been cowardly and xenophobic. There are more viable approaches: granting temporary protections, offering broader alternatives to asylum for those fleeing conflict, and adopting more flexible visa policies.

Greek Debt, German Hubris

Greece’s European Union creditors showed little sympathy for the country’s financial crisis, blaming a poor national work ethic and insisting on shock therapy. But Germany had its own reasons for pressuring Athens: economic windfalls and political hegemony.