Charlotte McDonald-Gibson,

Charlotte McDonald-Gibson

The Hague, ZH, Netherlands

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Past articles by Charlotte:

What Life Is Like For Ukrainian Refugees Living on a Cold-War Era Gunboat

The repurposing of the M.L.V Castor to house 23 Ukrainians is part of efforts by the Netherlands to find beds for 50,000 Ukrainians, in a country facing its own acute housing crisis. → Read More

The Response to Ukrainian Refugees Could Overhaul Europe's Broken Asylum System

Ukrainian refugees have received a warm welcome in Europe. Could that help change the system for good? → Read More

Europe Sees a Migration Crisis in the Making in Afghanistan. Have the Lessons of the 2015 Surge Been Learned?

European diplomats and leaders greet the prospect of refugees with a mix of compassion and fear → Read More

The Fight Over 'Black Pete' Brings a Reckoning on Racial Equality in the Netherlands

After a decade of work by anti-racism activists, the Dutch are finally rethinking their dedication to a blackface Christmas icon → Read More

'Right Now, People Are Pretty Fragile.' How Coronavirus Creates the Perfect Breeding Ground for Online Extremism

As millions remain stuck at home due to coronavirus, people working across counter-extremism fear hate groups could exploit the situation. → Read More

Coronavirus Is a Critical Test for the European Union

The coronavirus outbreak is the latest in a long line of crises that have thrust the E.U. into existential despair. → Read More

Why the E.U. Is Doomed to Repeat the Mistakes of the 2015 Refugee Crisis

Turkey reneged on a deal to prevent migrants and asylum seekers from traveling to the E.U. But is the EU prepared for an influx of refugees? → Read More

Lessons from Europe in how to revive a moribund Labour Party

Offer a vision for the future. And don’t ape populists—defeat them → Read More

How DNA Tests Could Help Find Missing Migrants

An international organization has persuaded some countries to start identifying the dead using DNA — finally giving some families closure. → Read More

Europe's Greens Hope E.U. Election Triumph Will Be Turning Point for Climate Policy

The federation of national parties that focus on environmental policies surpassed all expectations in the Europe-wide vote → Read More

Dutch Progressive Jesse Klaver Is Fighting for Europe's Soul

In the European Parliament elections on May 23, environment-focused parties like Klaver's want to challenge the rise of far-right populists. → Read More

Trump Is Trying to Dismantle the World Order. Is NATO Next on His List?

"Friends and allies of the United States are wondering, who is the leader of the democratic world?” → Read More

White Nationalists Have Capitalized on the West’s Population Problem. These Policies Could Help

Most plans addressing the decline—from telling people to have more sex to financial incentives—haven't sustainably boosted birth rates. → Read More

Italy's Swing to the Populist Fringe Is Profoundly Symbolic and Deeply Disturbing for the E.U.

As well as being one of the six founding members of the European Union, Italy has traditionally been a beacon of Europhilia. → Read More

The Spielberg of Molenbeek

When Adil El Arbi started film school, he knew right away that he didn’t quite fit in. The son of Moroccan market vendors in Belgium, attending on a government scholarship, he felt adrift in the sea of white middle-class faces. → Read More

The E.U. Agency Fighting Russia's Wildfire of Fake News with a Hosepipe

Inside the “David and Goliath struggle” between Russia's propaganda networks and a tiny E.U. agency → Read More

The U.K. Election Result Spells Bad News for the E.U., and Brexit

Europhiles awoke this morning with a rare feeling of optimism, hopeful that the poor result for Theresa May could mean a softer EU exit. → Read More

Fear and Frustration Continue One Year After Belgium's Worst Terror Attack

One year ago on Wednesday, I was at Brussels Zaventem Airport having breakfast in a departure terminal when it became clear that something was terribly… → Read More

The Netherlands Warily Takes Center Stage as a Pivotal Election Nears

A tiff with Turkey comes days before an election that already has Europe on edge → Read More

Q&A: Jean-Claude Juncker on Brexit, Russia, and Trump's 'Highly Unfriendly' Remarks on the E.U.

As President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker is the head of the European Union's executive branch and its public face. Speaking days before he… → Read More