Dr Gwendolyn Sasse writes about how Russian policy has affected the flow of Syrian migrants

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Gwendolyn Sasse has written a piece for Carnegie Europe (10 November) entitled 'Is Russia exploiting European disunity over the refugee crisis?'

She writes: "Putin’s Syria policy reinforces the political dynamics that are putting the EU to its biggest-ever test, but even without Russia’s actions, the refugee flows would continue."

This was also quoted in Ryan Heath's blog on the Politico website, which is available here: http://www.politico.eu/newsletter/playbook/politico-brussels-playbook-presented-by-mastercard-new-pms-migration-summit-dear-donald/

The original article can be read here: http://carnegieeurope.eu/strategiceurope/?fa=61930

She writes: "Putin’s Syria policy reinforces the political dynamics that are putting the EU to its biggest-ever test, but even without Russia’s actions, the refugee flows would continue."  This was also quoted in Ryan Heath's blog on the Politico website, which is available here:  The original article can be read here:  
Prof. Gwendolyn Sasse is Professor in Comparative Politics, Professorial Fellow, Nuffield College, Harassment Officer