The Belarus border crisis shows it’s getting easier to ‘weaponize’ refugees

Countries like Belarus are counting on E.U. governments to see refugees as a security threat.
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Thousands of refugees and migrants became pawns at the border between Belarus and Poland in recent weeks. Many had flown to Belarus anticipating a route into the European Union but couldn’t proceed farther because of Poland’s hard-line policies barring them entry. A number of stranded migrants died of cold and a lack of access to food and health care.

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