After Massacre, Le Pen and National Front Benefits

Amid the aftermath of massacre in Paris on Saturday, some French politicians have decided to politicize the tragedy in time for December’s regional elections. The main culprit: Marine le Pen and the National Front, the far-right party she leads. In the last three weeks of the campaign season, Le Pen and her party has called for the immediate halt of all intake of migrants in France in a statement released following the massacre. These statements also echo similar ones from other far-right gro...
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Eritrea and the Migrant Crisis: Diplomatic Isolation Erasing the Deaths of Thousands

Around the second of September, a heart-wrenching photograph of a small toddler, faced down and washed up on a Turkish beach, went viral. Aylan Kurdi was one of around 2,500 people who have lost their lives due to human smuggling and violent travel while fleeing from home this year. This circumstance captures a mildly concerning aspect of the European Migrant Crisis: it has been apparent time and time again that in order for the general public to show some concern and put pressure on leaders to ...
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