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Migration [What Think Tanks are thinking]

Written by Marcin Grajewski,

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On 10 December 2018, at a conference in the Moroccan city of Marrakech, more than 160 United Nations members adopted the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration. This is the first multilateral framework providing a global response to migration, and comes at a time of mounting public concern about the issue, in particular in the EU and US. Even though the agreement is non-binding and serves more as a set of best practices for the international community to improve global cooperation on migration, nearly 30 countries, including the US and a number of EU Member States, have decided to oppose it. 

This note offers links to commentaries and studies on migration by major international think tanks. Earlier papers on the same topic can be found in a previous edition of ‘What Think Tanks are Thinking’, published in October 2018.

The Global Compact for Migration and the EU: Globaleffects of a regional backlash
Istitutoper gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, December 2018

À propos du Pacte mondial pour des migrations sûres, ordonnées et régulières
Institut des relations internationales et stratégiques, October 2018

EU migration policies in the Sahel-stagnation in a mode of crisis
Clingendael, December 2018

Three years into the refugee displacement crisis
German Marshall Fund, December 2018

The costs of fuelling humanitarian aid
Chatham House, December 2018

Is Italian agriculture a ‘pull factor’ for irregular migration, and, if so, why?
Open Society Institute, December 2018

For a European policy on asylum, migration and mobility
Institut Jacques Delors, November 2018

EU migration policy bears no relation to reality
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, November 2018

Some EU governments leaving the UN Global Compact on Migration: A contradiction in terms?
Centre for European Policy Studies, November 2018

Migration in the EU-ACP Partnership after 2020: Implementing the UN Global Compact
Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, November 2018

UN migration agreement leads to splits in the European Union
Atlantic Council, November 2018

Migration dynamics in play in Morocco: Trafficking and political relationships and their implications at the regional level
Istituto Affari Internazionali, November 2018

Real people, true stories: Refugees for more inclusive societies
Friends of Europe, November 2018

The future of migration policy in a volatile political landscape
Migration Policy Institute, November 2018

Welcome! And the Global Compact’s ‘continental pull-out’
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, November 2018

Competing priorities at the EU’s external border
European Policy Centre, November 2018

Testing the water: How water scarcity could destabilise the Middle East and North Africa
European Council on Foreign Relations, November 2018

In search of a new equilibrium: Immigration policymaking in the newest era of nativist populism
Migration Policy Institute, November 2018

It’s not a refugee crisis: It’s a crisis of shrinking humanity and inequality
Friends of Europe, November 2018

Transformative technology for migrant workers: Opportunities, challenges, and risks
Open Society Institute, November 2018

Who secures the U.S. border?
Council on Foreign Relations, November 2018

When facts don’t matter: How to communicate more effectively about immigration’s costs and benefits
Migration Policy Institute, November 2018

Cities and migration in Europe: All integration is local
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale, November 2018

Changing patterns of migration from Pakistan to Germany
Bertelsmann Stiftung, November 2018

Reforming Europe’s refugee policies: Austrian-Danish plan will not work
Centre for European Policy Studies, October 2018

Creating legal pathways to reduce irregular migration? What we can learn from Germany’s ‘Western Balkan Regulation
German Marshall Fund, October 2018

State of play in the debate on migration management in Europe
Clingendael, October 2018

States are challenging new policy that denies asylum to survivors of domestic violence
Council on Foreign Relations, October 2018

Notes for understanding African migration
Atlantic Council,October 2018

Not always on a boat to Europe: Movements of Africans within and beyond the continent
Heinrich Böll Stiftung, October 2018

Trump’s cuts to central America aid will lead to more caravans
Council on Foreign Relations, October 2018

Balancing acts: Policy frameworks for migrant return and reintegration
Migration Policy Institute, October 2018

Turkey’s migration policy revisited: (Dis)Continuities and peculiarities
Istituto Affari Internazionali, October 2018

The future of Schengen
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, October 2018

The European Council and migration: Any progress?
Fundacion Real Instituto Elcano, October 2018

Applying behavioral insights to support immigrantintegration and social cohesion
Migration Policy Institute, October 2018

Read this briefing on ‘Migration‘ on the Think Tank pages of the European Parliament.

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