Press articles

Les ONG font-elles le jeu des passeurs? (FRENCH)

In this short video interview for France Culture, François Gemenne (ULiège) deconstructs discourses on the so-called “collusions” between NGOs and migrant smugglers in the Mediterranean.

How countries use ‘migration diplomacy’ to pursue their own interests

In this article for The Conversation, Gerasimos Tsourapas (Sciences Po) and Fiona B. Adamson (SOAS) discuss how “migration diplomacy” is becoming a key dimension of foreign policy strategies and how migration policy has been increasingly used by Governments as a bargaining tool.

“The Road from Yemen” (Part 1)

In this first part of a six-part blog series, Elizabeth Rushing (IDMC) retraces the steps of displaced Yemenis, focusing on the relationship between internal displacement and cross-border movements along the displacement continuum, drawing from field research in Yemen, Djibouti, Greece and Germany.

« Sans coopération, pas de gestion des migrations » (in French)

In this article, Elodie Hut (University of Liège) discusses several points of concern related to migration governance, using the example of the EU “migration crisis”, and calls for increased cooperation at both domestic and international levels.

“How migration deals lead to refugee commodification”

In this op-ed, Gerasimos Tsourapas argues against the trend towards migration deals and refugee compacts. They encourage overburdened host states to treat forced displacement as a source of economic rent, with serious implications for refugee protection.