The Next Refugee Crisis: Sinking States


While what’s happening in Syria, Afghanistan, and Libya and therefore in Europe and the Mediterranean is horrible, there may be a more existential crisis looming on the horizon. There are entire countries that are sinking out of existence. What will we do with those refugees who literally have no hope of ever returning to their countries? Is there an obligation to keep the populations together? To preserve cultures, national identities, and languages?


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