Missing the Boat: Europe’s Failed Migration Policy

By Jeff Crisp

Just a few years ago, the countries of the European Union (EU) thought they were finally getting control over the flow of refugees and asylum seekers across their borders. Having peaked at 670,000 in 1992, the number of asylum applications submitted in the EU fell rapidly in successive years, slumping to just 200,000 in 2006.

What's in a Speech? Obama at the UN

By Michelle Brown

With midtown Manhattan at a virtual standstill, the annual UN General Assembly speeches, side meetings, and high-level events have begun. But can this grand event produce solutions to the world’s most pressing problems?

How Blaming the West Hides a War on Women

By Refugees International

Roya Hakakian is a member of the Board of Refugees International. This post originally appeared as an op-ed in The Washington Post.

By Roya Hakakian

In Speech to a Challenged UN, Three Tasks for Obama

By Michelle Brown

As the 67th General Assembly opens this week, and as the United Nations gears up for the countless high-level meetings and side events that follow, the enormity of the challenges facing the UN is striking.

A Friend’s Tribute to Ambassador Chris Stevens

By Michael Boyce

Roya Hakakian is a member of the Board of Refugees International. This post originally appeared at The Daily Beast.

By Roya Hakakian

“Eating on the floor of a house under the ground! The food was an interesting barley paste, covered with very hot tomato soup. Another adventure in Libya.  How are you? C”

RI Statement on Recent Events in Benghazi

By Michael Boyce

Refugees International is deeply saddened by yesterday’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, three American consular staff, and several Libyan security personnel. While many details about the incident remain unclear, it is our firm belief that those who executed this attack in no way represent the Libyan people and their aspirations for peace.

Climate and Conflict in the Sahel

By Mark Yarnell

The Sahel region of West Africa is facing a major food crisis for the third time in seven years. The region has suffered from poverty and vulnerability for generations, but now drought, poor harvests, high food prices, environmental degradation, and decreased remittances from Libya and Cote d’Ivoire are putting millions at risk.

"Everyone Is Listening to the Boys With the Guns"

By Kristen Cordell

Stability in Libya depends on the ability of the National Transitional Council (NTC) and its international partners to effectively demobilize thousands of young men and women who participated in the armed revolution.

Disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) processes are one of the earliest and most important steps in any successful transition towards peace. But such processes have to be inclusive, bringing together not only men but also female fighters and women who helped combatants in the field.

From Canada, to Libya, to a New Libya

By Michael Boyce

Today we're proud to feature a special guest post by Alaa Murabit, founder of the Voice of Libyan Women.

16 Days: In Libya, the Fight Continues - for Women's Rights

By Matt Pennington

Much has transpired in Libya since I left the country several weeks ago. On October 31, Libya’s de facto government, the National Transitional Council (NTC), appointed an interim prime minister, Abdurrahim el-Keib. Keib, a Libyan-American, will be responsible for leading the country for the next seven months, until elections for a national congress are held.

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