Articles on Migration

Escaping from Tunisia (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 10 November 2017

Explaining the recent spike in migration from Tunisia to Europe

Tackling the new consensus on migration (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 13 October 2017

For ambitious and principled EU leaders, here is how to re-set the debate on migration at the European Council.

Italy's u-turn on migration: Polls come first (Commentary)

Stefano M. Torelli - 11 October 2017

The facts provide a compelling counter-narrative to wild claims of an 'invasion' of migrants. But Rome has taken the easier route and bowed to public pressure to restrict migration.

Still wanted: New approaches to migration for Europe (Commentary)

Andrew Lebovich - 08 September 2017

The recent high-level Paris meeting on managing migration from Africa still falls far short of resolving the issue.

Germany: Politics in times of terror (Commentary)

Josef Janning - 22 December 2016

Initial reactions from the public have been marked by collective grief but not by calls for revenge.

The EU’s migration policy in Africa: five ways forward (Commentary)

Mattia Toaldo & Luca Barana - 08 December 2016

The European Union is not helpless in the face of migration flows from sub-Saharan Africa. Here is how it can act.

Theresa May’s India visit – where the Rise of Asia met Trumpism (Commentary)

Dr Kadira Pethiyagoda - 16 November 2016

There is no escaping the fundamental tension between Britain’s need for economic ties with rising powers and the growing nativist sentiments at home. 

Fact-checking popular claims about immigrants (Commentary)

Emma Bonino - 25 October 2016

Many of the most widely held views on immigration are false.

Seven worrying trends in the European refugee crisis (Commentary)

Susi Dennison - 13 October 2016

EU leaders could soon come to regret having crossed their fingers and moved the refugee crisis off the urgent pile in their in-tray

Stopping migration is impossible; managing it is smarter (Commentary)

Caroline de Gruyter - 09 September 2016

Simple, practical solutions for the migration problem exist. Europe just needs organisation.