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Globe and Mail: How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees
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Globe and Mail: How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees

(This originally appeared in the Globe and Mail as “How the EU could build a volunteer force to help refugees” on September 17th 2015.) Despite the complexity of the humanitarian disaster unfolding in Hungary, the country’s government is trying a simple solution this week: implementing new laws that give more […]

Edel Rodriguez
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New York Times: Hungary’s Crackdown on the Press

(This originally appeared as “Hungary’s Crackdown on the Media“.) BUDAPEST — The European Union faces a challenging conundrum. While Hungary has embarked on building Europe’s most controlled media system, the European Commission just agreed in August to provide the country with nearly 22 billion euros of economic assistance. Hungary has […]

Globe and Mail:  Canada Can Maintain Ties with Virtual Embassies
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Globe and Mail: Canada Can Maintain Ties with Virtual Embassies

(This originally appeared as “Canada Can Maintain Ties With Virtual Embassies” in the Toronto Globe and Mail on September 24th 2012.) In March, Canada closed its embassy in Syria.  Earlier this month, Canada closed its embassy in Iran.  Now we learn that sharing embassies with the UK may benefit the […]

Seattle Times:  The Real Success in the Tunisian Elections is an Authentic, Democratic Process
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Seattle Times: The Real Success in the Tunisian Elections is an Authentic, Democratic Process

(This appeared as an OpEd entitled “The Real Success in the Tunisian Elections is an Autthentic, Democratic Process” in the Seattle Times. TUNISIA, a country that had never experienced democracy, held a successful election last week. This was the first election of the Arab Spring, and the first in an […]