30 October, 2018


 October 29, 2018, Cairo – In the latest issue of The Cairo Review of Global Affairs, writers discuss in a special report the many complex dimensions of the Middle East refugee crisis, and its global implications. The Cairo Review of Global Affairs is the quarterly journal of The School of Global Affairs and Public Policy (GAPP) at The American University in Cairo (AUC). The displacement of 68.5 million people globally raises an urgent alarm about the severe plight of refugees and migrants. In Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Turkey, and Israel, and the Middle East as a whole, the refugee crisis is especially at its worst. 

The issue includes essays about the European Union’s “border externalization” policies that seek to stem refugee flows before they reach European shores, Israel’s treatment of African migrants, and the domestic political implications of Syrian refugees on Turkey, the largest-hosting country of Syrian refugees, to name a few.

In other essays, the authors examine the repercussions of the Donald Trump administration’s decision to cut aid to the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), and offer a critique of the Northern agenda underpinning the international migration regime today. The Cairo Review interview is with leading Middle East historian James Gelvin.

To read the Special Report and other essays in the Summer 2018 edition of the Cairo Review, go to https://www.thecairoreview.com/summer-2018/

The journal is available online at www.thecairoreview.com.

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