Today in Europe there are more people made homeless by wars and conflict than ever before in recent history. The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, called it “the worst humanitarian crisis since the Second World War.”  Although the refugees flooding Europe are from many parts of the ...

Last week the image of a tiny toddler’s body washed up on a Turkish beach became symbolic of a growing crisis in the Mediterranean. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing Syria for the safety of Europe, but Europeans have mixed feelings about how or whether to receive them. Since ...

Other than its open-air outlet mall, busy with shoppers from neighboring Slovakia and Hungary, there’s little memorable about the Austrian village of Parndorf. On Friday, August 27, however, Parndorf had its short moment of fame – for the worst of all possible reasons. On the hard shoulder of a highway ...

The Cipher Brief sat down with Robert Richer, former CIA Associate Deputy Director for Operations, to talk about the Middle East refugee crisis that threatens to overrun Europe. He helped unravel why this crisis is occurring and suggested ways to mitigate it. The Cipher Brief: The media is characterizing the ...