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Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Understanding India’s citizenship controversy

Understanding the full importance of India’s citizenship controversy requires deeper attention to the uncertainty regarding citizenship rights across the country, the potential risk of statelessness unfolding in the north-eastern border state of Assam, how state and federal levels of government are grappling with citizenship issues, and the global and regional implications of recent political developments in India.

New Atlanticist by Rudabeh Shahid and Champa Patel

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Idlib presents Europe with another migration test

"The case should be made for a partial reengagement of Europe towards Turkey," Ambassador Michel Duclos says. "A coalition of willing should help Turkey—especially in the field of counterterrorism—to assure an effective implementation of the Moscow agreement as the only way to avoid the above scenario of a reconquest of the region by Assad."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict European Union

Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Modi’s canceled Bangladesh visit is an opportunity

Recent demonstrations in Bangladesh against Modi’s visit speak volumes, literally and metaphorically. Instead of dismissing them as a conspiracy, both countries will be better served if their policymakers listen and take this opportunity to reassess their relationship and the domestic political environment in Bangladesh.

New Atlanticist by Ali Riaz

Bangladesh Democratic Transitions

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Venezuelan women: The unseen victims of the humanitarian crisis

Although gender inequality is not a novel issue in Latin America and especially not in Venezuela, the current humanitarian crisis has made women more vulnerable financially, politically, and socially, and made sexual violence and discrimination commonplace. According to a recent report by Venezuelan non-profit organization Center for Peace and Justice (CEPAZ), the crisis has increased women’s vulnerability through the lack of governance and weakened institutions, impoverishment, lack of access to food and medicine, and the rising forced migration, among other factors.

New Atlanticist by Angela Chavez

Migration Venezuela

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

United States Commission on International Religious Freedom Hearing: Citizenship Laws and Religious Freedom

On March 4th, 2020, the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) held a hearing to discuss how citizenship laws can be used to deny religious minorities rights guaranteed by their citizenship, making them disproportionately vulnerable to exploitation and mass atrocities.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Human Rights India

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

Germany and Poland compete for Ukrainian migrant workers

New German labor laws introduced in March 2020 make it easier for Ukrainians to be employed in the country. This is sparking fears in Ukraine—and Poland—that we may soon see a new wave of Ukrainian economic migration.

UkraineAlert by Alexander Khrebet

Germany Migration

Tue, Mar 3, 2020

South Asia: The road ahead in 2020

South Asia’s economies are powered by an energetic young population eager to embrace 21st century economic opportunities and conscious of their growing centrality to global geopolitical calculations. Whether the governments of South Asia’s countries are capable of delivering on this promise is another question. Each state faces serious policy and governance challenges that must be addressed in 2020

Feature by South Asia Center

Afghanistan Bangladesh

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Jamil in The American Interest: Climate Refugees and International Law

In the News by Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Human Rights

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Factbox: The Syrian regime’s push in Idlib province

This factbox aims to shed light on the latest developments, the humanitarian consequences, and the key actors involved.

MENASource by Kyle Thetford

Conflict Middle East