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Donald Trump is using the imaginary threat posed by Mexican immigrants to scare voters, and has proposed building a wall on the southern border of the United States. The EU’s deal with Turkey on refugees serves a similar purpose, as do the fences now being built in several European countries.
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Horrific photographs of starving children from the besieged Syrian town of Madaya are the latest defining images from the tormented country. Conflict there has claimed the lives of more than 260,000 people – 55,000 in 2015 alone. However, peace in Syria is unlikely in the near future. The deluge of humans flowing out of that country – and many other troubled region...
David Alton, Lord Alton of Liverpool
The war for public opinion over the Middle East is heating up between Moscow and Ankara. Since Turkey shot down a Russian warplane on its border with Syria in late November, the recriminations have been flying. Each of these powers is accusing the other of playing Daesh’s game, one by supporting the moderate opposition, the other by propping up Syrian President Bas...