Israel’s Fortress State Is the Model for the UK’s New Asylum Policy

Israel’s Fortress State Is the Model for the UK’s New Asylum Policy

There is nothing innovative or humanitarian about Britain’s new policy of shipping asylum seekers, “on a one-way ticket“, thousands of miles to central Africa. Nor is there anything surprising about the choice of destination: Rwanda. Boris Johnson’s government has simply copied wholesale a programme established by Israel eight years ago. When Israel introduced the deportation…

Poland’s Ukrainization Puts the Final Nail in PiS’ Faux Nationalist Project

Poland’s Ukrainization Puts the Final Nail in PiS’ Faux Nationalist Project

There’s no denying that PiS’ faux nationalist project has utterly failed. Patriotic Poles won’t be distracted by vague foreign policy victories that have yet to even happen and might never transpire, nor will they let PiS’ rabid Russophobia influence them into forgiving it for their country’s forced Ukrainization. It’s impossible for anyone to seriously describe…

Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis

Manufactured Cruelties: Belarus, Poland and the Refugee Crisis

Refugee crises are often manufactured by governments.  They can be done at the source: war, famine, rapacious institutions.  They can also be manufactured by the refusal of governments to accept those seeking asylum, sanctuary and refuge. The latter is very much in evidence in Europe: governments of the European Union are staring down desperate humans…

Chaos in Eastern Europe Doesn’t Serve Putin’s Interests Unlike What CNN Claims

Chaos in Eastern Europe Doesn’t Serve Putin’s Interests Unlike What CNN Claims

CNN is completely wrong to claim that ‘chaos in eastern Europe is never bad news for Vladimir Putin’. CNN published a piece on Tuesday titled, “Why chaos in eastern Europe is never bad news for Vladimir Putin”. It puts forth a conspiratorial interpretation of recent events there claiming that the Russian leader is exploiting the…

Russia’s Response to an Illegal Immigrant Invasion Would Be Different from Poland’s

Russia’s Response to an Illegal Immigrant Invasion Would Be Different from Poland’s

While the Russian and Polish strategies towards illegal immigrant invaders are the same – assuming that terrorists might be among them out of an abundance of caution, doing everything that’s needed to neutralize the threat, feeling uncomfortable about such a threat amassing in neighboring nations, and preaching national unity during such a time of crisis…

Border Clashes With Migrants Are an Ugly Mirror for Poland

Border Clashes With Migrants Are an Ugly Mirror for Poland

Poland finds itself in the strange position of being the guardians of a European civilization that despises itself, Tim Kirby writes. We have all seen the rather strange cinematic clashes at the Polish border in which migrants, supposedly appearing due to blowback in Afghanistan, are trying to storm the eastern front of the European Union….