Tag Archives: diaspora

Israel Ends Ethiopian Repatriation Program

Natan Sharansky described it as a “moving historical moment.” The head of the Jewish Agency for Israel — the body tasked with overseeing immigration — on Wednesday accompanied the last group of Ethiopian Jews on their journey to the Holy Land. Some 450 so-called “Falashas” flew to an airport near Tel Aviv in two chartered […]

Turkish Diaspora: Erdogan’s Paternalism Proves Counter-Productive

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a self-styled patron of Turkish immigrants in Germany. But critics say that his aggressive diaspora policy is increasingly driving a wedge between immigrant families and mainstream society. The young woman from Melle, a town in the northern German state of Lower Saxony, was received like a guest of […]

Greece’s neo-Nazi Golden Dawn goes global with political ambitions

Emboldened by its meteoric rise in Greece, the far-right Golden Dawn party is spreading its tentacles abroad, amid fears it is acting on its pledge to “create cells in every corner of the world”. The extremist group, which forged links with British neo-Nazis when it was founded in the 1980s, has begun opening offices in Germany, Australia, Canada […]

Diagnosing Diasporas: A Comprehensive Effort to Understand Variations in Mobilization and Extremism

A lecture on diaspora mobilization, and why some diasporas mobilize and some not. Prof. Dr. Stephen Saideman (website: http://stevesaideman.com/ – Twitter: https://twitter.com/smsaideman) Prof. Dr. Stephen Saideman holds the Paterson Chair in International Affairs at Carleton University’s Norman Paterson School of International Affairs. In addition to his books, The Ties That Divide: Ethnic Politics, Foreign Policy and International Conflict […]

‘Turkey to take Yunus case to court’: Dutch media quote Turkish paper

A Turkish newspaper is reporting that the Turkish government is to take the case of a nine-year-old Turkish Dutch boy to the European Court of Human Rights in an effort to have him returned to his family. The boy, known as Yunus, has been looked after by a lesbian couple since he was a baby after […]

Protests Raise Ethnic Tensions in Western Macedonia After Local Elections

Several thousand Macedonians took to the streets and jeered the country’s PM after the ethnically-mixed town of Kicevo got its first Albanian mayor in Sunday’s municipal vote. Fatmir Dehari from the ethnic Albanian Democratic Union for Integration, DUI, the junior partner in the ruling coalition, became mayor in the first round of the local elections on […]

After the e-government, here come the e-citizens

To continue to move towards a true e-state, anyone who comes here should be given an Estonian digital identity. In other words, the state should ensure that Estonian citizens who have left the country or foreigners who have lived here for a short or long period continue to be linked to the country as e-residents. […]