After six years of war, Syria’s moderate rebels are broken and marginalised. And now, as Bashar al-Assad has wished for so long, al-Qaeda extremists are leading the insurgency.
If your country is in flames and your life is at risk, boarding a rickety, dangerous boat is a rational decision. We need to provide safer choices and better routes.
My own city of Liverpool stands willing and ready to welcome refugees - if the Home Secretary will say yes, says Liverpool's mayor Joe Anderson.
Photos of a drowned Syrian child are dominating the front pages. Who was he, and how did he end up washed up on the Turkish coast?
Hungarian authorities have stopped a train carrying refugees from Budapest.
The death of a three-year-old boy on a beach in Europe has stirred Britain's conscience. What can you do to help stop the deaths?
As the migrant crisis worsens, the Prime Minister refuses to allow desperate people into Britain, citing "peace" in the Middle East as his priority.
One of the many great things about Australia is a genuine, if slightly abrasive egalitarianism.
Britain must accept more asylum-seekers, and create a sustainable plan for their integration into wider society.
Is America heading for theocracy? How worrying is the rise of the Tea Party? Christopher Hitchens and Richard Dawkins discuss God and US politics.
The unique threat posed by Isis has been analysed in depth. But how should the West respond in practice?
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