- 100 Years After Versailles
Just weeks after an armistice halted the most devastating conflict in generations, the victors of the Great War set out to negotiate the terms of the peace--and to rewrite the rules of international relations. A century later, we live in a world shaped by the Treaty of Versailles. In this fascinating discussion, a panel of distinguished historians delve into the complex situation on the ground at the time and the Treaty's legacy today, from Europe and the U.S. to Asia and the Middle East.
- Beyond Paris: The Refugee Crisis in Europe
"Closing borders in the West will not only worsen the already unimaginable human rights disaster that asylum seekers are facing, but it will also add fuel to the Eurosceptics' fire as they work to destabilize the European Union. And this is all compounded by the fact that closing borders doesn't work."
- Policy Simulations Could Help Combat Sex Trafficking
Through virtual simulation of anti-trafficking policies, enforcement agencies would get a better grasp on how to target their efforts.
- Transatlantic Relations After the G8
Lieven explores the increasing complexity of US-EU-Russian relations due to energy interdependence, stalled eastward expansion of the EU, and the overall diminished power of the West, the delicate balance making it more difficult to resolve issues in places like Kosovo and South Ossetia.
- Open Labor Markets Are Right Signal for Europe
Germany should not impose labor market restrictions on new EU members Bulgaria and Romania, argues Christian Drenth. Given its physical and economic centrality on the new EU map, Germany has a responsibility to lead the way with fair and prosperous policies.
- Cultural Rights In The Age Of The 'War On Terror'
Kristen Ghodsee and Christian Filipov demonstrate the effects of tensions introduced into national Bulgarian politics by the requirements of participation in the European Union and of cooperation with the U.S. war on terror upon the cultural rights of Slavic Muslim Pomaks.