As tragic as September 11 was, could it have triggered a return to the American past?
Trump’s public charge principle could usefully operate globally.
The U.S. President stokes resentment and hate speech wherever and however he can.
Seizing on anti-immigrant sentiment before an election is not a new phenomenon in the U.S. It goes back to the 19th century.
Long before Latinos became the target of anti-immigration sentiments, Chinese laborers were in the crosshairs of nativist Americans.
Today’s refugee wave is a direct consequence of past US interference in Latin America’s political and economic development.
The US is the only country in the world that hasn’t yet ratified the CRC — the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Both the Reagan and the Bush Sr. administrations played an important role in drafting the treaty.
Denying the root causes for the increased frustration of the public with existing policies is not going to regain trust. “Populism” will continue to gain support.
It is ludicrous to blame Angela Merkel’s refugee policies for strengthening the Brexit vote. The wave of xenophobia was the result of the UK’s own administrative ineptitude.