Politics blog: Keepin’ it Real – Will U.S. presidential candidates actually help resettle refugees?

“Keepin’ it Real” is a weekly blog that analyzes news and events in the international system through a realist perspective. In this blog, Tania Gomes looks into whether the United States presidential candidates will stick to their views on the refugee crisis, and if the crisis is even on the agenda at all. In light of the 2016 U.S. election, the refugee issue has been the centre of both parties’ policy platforms. The Republicans, led by Donald Trump, continuously affirm that a migration increase from the Middle East would be a national security threat. The Democrats, represented by Hillary Clinton, insist that they will improve the country’s current policies and commitment to refugee resettlement. I don’t think it matters who […]

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