Articles on Migration

How a dispute over European ISIS members split a ruling coalition (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 24 January 2020

Despite the many risks of inaction, European governments are reluctant to repatriate ISIS supporters due to fear of the political consequences.

Italy’s Libyan conundrum: The risks of short-term thinking (Commentary)

Arturo Varvelli and Matteo Villa - 26 November 2019

By prioritising short-term gains in irregular migration and energy security, Italy and the EU have helped create an unsustainable security and political situation in Libya.

Another fine mess: Syria after the US exit (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Julien Barnes-Dacey & Jeremy Shapiro - 16 October 2019

Turkey’s invasion means Europeans can no longer be bystanders to Syria. They must now take three urgent steps.

Turning point in Malta? A new approach to EU migration management (Commentary)

Maria Gargano - 02 October 2019

The new government in Italy is providing a sliver of hope for stalled migration talks in Europe.

Hungary and the EU: When streetfighters enter coffee-houses (Commentary)

Tibor Dessewffy - 18 March 2019

Viktor Orbán may reject the EU’s way of doing things. But the political maelstrom he has helped unleash could equally see him floored

Cherry-picking Europe: Migration and economic management in Malta (Commentary)

Daniel Mainwaring - 04 February 2019

Economic freedom vs security cooperation- Malta's commitment to EU integrations remains fragmented by national interests. 

Global Compact: Can it build a new story about migration? (Commentary)

Shoshana Fine - 21 December 2018

Even the mere willingness of so many states to sign up to the new pact may herald a new challenge to zero-sum thinking on migration

Morocco, the EU, and the migration dilemma (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 19 November 2018

Greater numbers of migrants arriving in Spain from Morocco has put both states under pressure, but the partnership could set a good strategy on migration 

Europe’s migration lessons for Japan (Commentary)

Irina Angelescu - 15 November 2018

Japan's workforce is ageing fast and lawmakers are working to reform the country's immigration laws - what lessons can Europe teach Japan?

More for less? Europe’s new wave of ‘migration deals’ (Commentary)

Chloe Teevan - 08 October 2018

North African governments may feel they have the EU over a barrel on migration flows. But Europe must set tough conditions on any new aid it gives to them