Erdogan Wants to Redraw the Middle East’s Ethnic Map
Turkey’s plans in Syria are part of a long and dark history of population transfer stretching back to the Ottoman era.
Will Canada Suspend Its Safe Third Country Agreement With the United States?
Here’s what doing so would mean for immigration levels.
U.N. Aid Chief Quits Amid Probe Into Palestinian Refugee Program
Trump’s aid cuts posed an existential threat to the U.N. agency charged with caring for millions of Palestinians. Now, the agency is grappling with its own management crisis.
Don’t Let Venezuela’s Crisis Take Down Colombia Too
Washington should do more to address the worsening humanitarian situation in the region.
When Iran Welcomed Jewish Refugees
In the middle of World War II, Tehran became a haven for both Jewish and Catholic Polish refugees who were welcomed as they arrived from Soviet Central Asia.
The U.N. Is Leaving Migrants to Die in Libya
The European Union is funding the Libyan coast guard to keep migrants out of Europe and detain them in a failed state—and that leaves them at the mercy of militias and human traffickers.
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.
Keeping Refugees Out Makes the United States Less Safe
Instead, Washington should focus on helping end conflicts around the world.
Europe’s Fear of Refugees Is the Only Thing That Can Save Syria
Bashar al-Assad is on the verge of victory after massacring his population with Russian help. But the EU’s fear of yet another refugee influx could spur action to stop the carnage.
Turkey Can’t Host Syrian Refugees Forever
Voters across the political spectrum have become hostile toward the millions of people who fled Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his opponents are now responding with tough talk on repatriation.
Turkey Is Helping, Not Deporting, Syrian Refugees
The Turkish government provides millions of Syrians with health care and education. A multilateral political solution is needed and demonizing Ankara won’t help.
Time Is Running Out for Syrians in Lebanon
Beirut is ready to send refugees home, but there isn’t much for them to go back to.
Deported to Their Parents’ Homeland, Cambodian Americans Start Anew
Refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge as children are being deported from the United States in record numbers—and are adapting as adults to life in a country most have never known.
Turkey’s Deportation Policy Is Killing Syrian Refugees
Ankara once welcomed millions of Syrians as “guests.” Now, as anti-refugee sentiment rises, they are being sent back across the border, where they face danger and death.
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.
Trump, Immigration, and the Fight for America’s Soul
On the podcast: Where Trump’s effort to block asylum-seekers fits in the history of U.S. immigration policy.
Myanmar Wants to Track Rohingya, Not Help Them
The U.N. is wrong to support national ID cards that could backfire on the persecuted minority.
Lebanon Is Sick and Tired of Syrian Refugees
The country has hosted the most refugees per capita in the world—and it’s now out of patience.
Trump’s Safe Third Country Agreement With Guatemala Is a Lie
Forcing migrants to claim asylum in Guatemala will further destabilize that country and harm migrants.
Trump’s Attack on Asylum-Seekers Was Made in Australia
The Australian government has spent the past two decades making it harder to claim asylum and detaining legitimate refugees far from its borders. Now Trump is trying to import Canberra’s draconian approach.