The Migrants are coming . . . again.
In 2015, Europe was rocked by a refugee crisis. An estimated 12 million people had been displaced during the Syrian civil war, resulting in countless flooding into neighboring countries and, eventually, 2-3 million asylum seekers into Europe.
Beyond the numbers, there were the indelible images of that period: Aylan Kurdi, the three-year-old washed up on a Turkish shore . . . Angela Merkel taking selfies with new Germans . . . New Year’s Eve in Cologne . . . and more. The migrant crisis was central—maybe even indispensable—to movements like Brexit . . . European populism . . . Trump . . . and red-pilled anons of the Alt-Right.
Five years later, it’s happening all over again.
Migrations like these aren’t simply about race, Islam, or poverty in the Third World. They are sparked by foreign policy—specifically conflicts between Turkey, Russia, Syria, and the United States. The panel discusses the geopolitics of the immigration invasion.