Not Just Gas: Why Europe Is Reluctant to Follow the U.S. on Ukraine
As Ukraine faces a possible Russian invasion, the specter of yet another refugee crisis looms over Europe. Apart from the heavy economic costs, an all-out war in Ukraine would hurl millions of refugees westward, forcing the EU frontier states of Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and perhaps Romania to bear the brunt of the humanitarian crisis to follow. The United States should keep this in mind when it makes demands of its European allies regarding Ukraine.
Kristóf György Veres is a senior researcher at the Migration Research Institute in Budapest, and an Andrássy Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies in Washington, DC.
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