The Refugee Policy the EU Needs Today – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

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This is an excellent article from leading think tank, Carnegie Europe. It argues that the current priorities in EU asylum policy are all about implementing the March 2016 refugee deal with Turkey in good faith.

Source: The Refugee Policy the EU Needs Today – Carnegie Europe – Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Most ordinary European people are uncomfortable with the EU’s refugee policy. They feel frighten and threatened. Further, they see Germany leader, Angela Merkel, bending Europe’s foreign and defense policies to accommodate Turkey’s aspirations.

Surely it’s time for Europe to listen to the people on immigration and refugee policy?

Perhaps, it’s time for Carnegie to suggest that America takes more refugees?

Thoughts?

Opinion – GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The Washington Post claims that the GOP candidates characterized Obama‘s response to the Islamic State as not only feckless but also overtly partisan.

Source: GOP candidates to Obama: Too little, too late – The Washington Post

The body of the article covered similar ground to the earlier article in the NYT.

Personally, in my mind I associated ‘partisan’ with being a passionate supporter of a party or cause, so I checked the definition, which courtesy of Google I’m sharing below:
partisan
ˈpɑːtɪzan,ˌpɑːtɪˈzan/
noun
  1. 1.
    a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
    “partisans of the exiled Stuarts
  2. 2.
    a member of an armed group formed to fight secretly against an occupying force, in particular one operating in German-occupied Yugoslavia, Italy, and parts of eastern Europe in the Second World War.
    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
    synonyms: guerrilla, freedom fighter, resistance fighter, member of the resistance,underground fighter, irregular soldier, irregular;

    “the partisans opened fire from the woods”
adjective
  1. 1.
    prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.
    “newspapers have become increasingly partisan”
    synonyms: biased, prejudiced, one-sided, coloured, discriminatory, preferential,partial, interested, parti pris, bigoted, sectarian, factional, unjust,unfair, inequitable, unbalanced

    “the government had adopted a blatantly partisan attitude”

    Was this a pun by the Washington Post or a deliberate editorial escalation?

    Just how biased, prejudiced and one-sided are Obama’s views on radical Islamatic terrorism?

    Thoughts?