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The Politics Of The Refugee Crisis

Migrants arrive from Hungary at the Munich Hauptbahnhof main railway station on September 5, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty)
Migrants arrive from Hungary at the Munich Hauptbahnhof main railway station on September 5, 2015 in Munich, Germany. (Sean Gallup/Getty)

The migrant crisis has stirred the conscience of the world, but it also coincides with a rise in right-wing politics in Europe and concerns about violent Islamic extremists. The fact that most of the refugees are Muslim complicates the picture for some.

Here & Now‘s Meghna Chakrabarti speaks with Dr. Luca Mavelli, a senior lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Kent, about the current political climate. Mavelli’s research focuses on religion, security and political violence in international relations.

Guest

  • Dr. Luca Mavelli, senior lecturer in politics and international relations at the University of Kent in the U.K.

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