|India’s View on Human Security: Citizens First, Holistic Urbanisation and Cooperation with the European Union|
This paper explores India’s views on the human security debate and scope for cooperation with the European Union. It makes the case that while India has long been criticised especially in the West for not supporting the notion of human security, this criticism is largely misplaced. In reality the country is arguably making the largest contribution to further global human security. This paper aims to shed light on India’s interpretation and implementation of human security and the country’s approach to human security at the international level. Finally, the paper will recommend how the EU and India could optimally cooperate on the subject.
|The Refugee Crisis – A solely European problem?|
Over the past 2 years, Europe has struggled monumentally to manage the large influx of refugees – over 681,713 refugees arrived on its shores in 2015 alone. Dubbed the European refugee crisis, the predicament has become so powerful it has threatened to unravel the very fundamentals of the EU: political and economic integration, solidarity and freedom of movement. Even though the current European refugee crisis might appear unsurmountable, other countries across the world are experiencing a greater influx of refugees at their borders. Other regions have not fared much better though, with the exception of the United States (US) which permanently resettles the largest number of refugees in the world. Overall, global attitudes to refugees and illegal immigrants have worsened.