At What Point Do We Lose Our Empathy?

June 02, 2015

The problem is not our empathy, but the apathy created by our inability to do anything about our emotion.  There is no waiting space inside the Dar es Salaam airport, departure passengers sit outside to wait for their flights. It was on these uncomfortable benches, while eating Pringles and...

Flight of the Rohingya

May 31, 2015

The realities that over 150,000 Rohingya refugees face are filled with risk, fear and uncertainty. Imagine the choice between throwing your fate into the hands of notoriously abusive human traffickers or staying in a place facing the highest risk of genocide in the world. This is the choice...

Qatar Backtracks on Engagement With Critics

May 19, 2015

Will Qatari backtracking squander the Gulf state’s unique opportunity with the 2022 World Cup? After four years of engagement with its critics in a bid to turn its hosting of the FIFA World Cup into a successful soft power tool, Qatar appears to have decided that the Middle East’s tendency...

The EU Must Focus on Root Causes of Migration

April 30, 2015

The EU has a responsibility to create a peaceful and democratic environment in its neighboring regions. The European Union (EU) is planning to act against human traffickers in the Mediterranean. But the plight of refugees can only be relieved when the EU’s foreign policy engagement is...

Harsh Times for Rural Migrants in Morocco

November 19, 2014

With high illiteracy rates in Morocco, rural migrants traveling to the big city are at risk of not finding a suitable job and ending up homeless. I live in an affluent, middle-class area of Casablanca with a number of fancy 4x4s and sports cars. People who live here clearly have money. If you...