From Refugee to Resident
Displaced people may live in host countries for decades. Here’s how to manage their stays.
Europe Isn’t Realistic. It’s Weak.
The EU has committed to outsourcing its dirty work to authoritarians in the Middle East and Africa—and to confusing dependence for maturity.
Cameroon Used to Welcome Refugees. Now It Forcibly Expels Them.
Nigerians fleeing violence at home are being kicked out of northern Cameroon and being sent back to areas terrorized by Boko Haram.
As Brexit Looms, the Rock Is in a Hard Place
In Gibraltar, a British territory, 96 percent of the population voted against Brexit, but they are also adamantly opposed to joint rule by Spain. It might be time to reconsider.
For Venezuelan Refugees, There’s No Safe Haven in Curacao
The former Dutch colony in the Carribean is a member of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. But when it comes to refugees, there’s little help from The Hague.
Investing in Low-Wage Jobs Is the Wrong Way to Reduce Migration
Unless would-be migrants can build lives with dignity—which poorly paid, export-oriented jobs do not provide—they will continue to seek ways to move on.
Here’s Why Colombia Opened Its Arms to Venezuelan Migrants—Until Now
For years, Colombians fleeing violence left for Venezuela. Now mass migration flows the other way.
A New U.S. Immigration Law Would Hurt Iranians the Most
H.R. 392 will help skilled immigrants from India jump the green-card queue—at the expense of everyone else.
Kenya has found a way to make refugee camps benefit host communities. Other countries should follow its lead.
The Hungry Caravan
Violence isn’t the only reason migrants are fleeing Central America. A four-year drought has destroyed harvests and lives—and has pushed the hungry northward.
East Germany’s Far-Right Problem Is 300 Years Old
There are deep—very deep—historical reasons why far-right resentment has flourished in eastern Germany.
Europe Has Criminalized Humanitarianism
As charity workers get arrested for saving drowning migrants, Europeans are reckoning with the widening gap between their politics and morality.
White House Official Who Advocated for Refugees Sacked and Escorted From Office
Jennifer Arangio had clashed with Stephen Miller and other hard-line aides to Trump.
Putin Doesn’t Care about Sex Trafficking
Russia could have done something to prevent sexual exploitation of foreign women during the World Cup. It chose not to.
3 Versions of Europe Are Collapsing at the Same Time
Post-1945, post-1968, and post-1989 Europe are all different — and none of them make sense anymore.
Spain Rescued a Ship. It Won’t Rescue Europe.
The new Spanish prime minister has refused to follow Italy in a race to the bottom, but that doesn’t mean that Madrid will lead the EU to adopt more humane migration policies.
Eastern Europe’s Populists Don’t Care About Italy
Matteo Salvini wants to be buddies with anti-immigrant leaders in Hungary, Poland, and Austria. But sometimes geography trumps ideology.
How Far Will Bavaria’s CSU Go to Fend Off Germany’s Far-Right?
Angela Merkel’s sister party, the Christian Social Union, is taking an extreme line on refugees and threatening to bring down her coalition.