David Saveliev is a reporting intern at the Responsible Statecraft. He has reported on conflicts, protests and natural disasters on the ground in places such as Donbass, Paris and Yakutia. You can find his work in Nikkei Asia and the National Interest among others.
On the Polish-Belarusian border, the EU is violating its own commitments to human rights by brutally pushing back asylum-seekers. This is a long term trend, where the EU tacitly encourages securitisation and democratic backsliding on its borders.