Erdogan’s Empty Threats
Turkey’s decision to allow migrants to cross into the European Union was intended to pressure EU leaders to come to Ankara’s aid against Bashar al-Assad. It isn’t working.
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China’s response to the coronavirus, the EU pushing refugees into Rwanda, and fears of another civil war in Afghanistan.
As America Shuts Its Doors, Afghan Refugees Are Stuck in Turkey
The Trump administration has made it nearly impossible for Afghans who aided U.S. troops to claim asylum in the United States. Instead, thousands who aided Americans on the battlefield are stranded in a country that doesn't want them.
Europe Is Destined to Age—but Not to Suffer the Consequences
Migration and higher fertility can’t alter the course of Europe’s graying, but there is a strategy to avoid disaster.
In Honduras, the U.S. War on Drugs Is Empowering Corrupt Elites
The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.
Croatia Is Abusing Migrants While the EU Turns a Blind Eye
The evidence of Croatian police violence toward migrants is overwhelming, but Brussels continues to praise and fund Zagreb for patrolling the European Union’s longest external land border.
Mexico Is Setting a Global Example on HIV Treatment
But the president’s recent funding cuts to civil society organizations threaten to imperil their progress.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Crisis Take Down Colombia Too
Washington should do more to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.
Venezuelan Refugees May Help Liberalize Latin America’s Closed Economies
As the cases of Israel and Jordan show, an influx of migrants can prompt lasting economic reform.
Guatemala’s New President Won’t Stop Citizens Leaving
The Trump administration is relying on the country to curb migration. That won’t happen.
Trump’s Asylum Policies—and the Troops Who Enforce Them—Are Breaking the Law
Under U.S. domestic and international law, public servants locking up immigrants at the border could be prosecuted.
Instead of Bringing Jobs to the People, Bring the People to the Jobs
How transportation subsidies can fix seasonal poverty.
Why Record Numbers of African Migrants Are Showing Up at the U.S.-Mexican Border
Europe’s failure to help refugees in Libya is driving them across the Atlantic.
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Europe Is Ripe for a Return to Establishment Politics
Anti-migration parties may become victims of their own success.