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The UN Compact As A Catalyst Of Migration

The UN Compact as a catalyst of migration

The UN Compact as a catalyst of migration Analysis by Szabolcs Janik and Balázs Orbán The draft of the UN Compact issued in early February seeks to provide a comprehensive framework for the global management of migration. We should endeavor to move the negotiation process towards a compact that is much more balanced than the present version. The positive approach suggests that taking advantage of the benefits of migration depends on appropriate “management” only. Since the draft presents migration…

By Any Other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric And Reality

By any other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric and Reality

By any other Name: No-go Zones, Rhetoric and Reality Analysis Introduction There is a growing set of discourse which uses the term no-go zones to identify migrant neighbourhoods in Europeans cities. Central to the use of this expression is the meaning of the concept itself, and the controversy it generates regarding the extent and meaning of no-go zones: are no-go zones reallly dangerous spaces or not? In a recent and shocking book (2017) entitled No Go Zones: How Sharia Law…

Black Banners In The Western Balkans: Jihadis In Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo And Macedonia

Black Banners in the Western Balkans: Jihadis in Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia

Black Banners in the Western Balkans: Jihadis in Serbia, Bosnia, Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia Analysis Introduction In their study De-radicalising the Western Balkans, Tatyana Dronzina and Sulejman Muça (two researchers from Bulgaria) point out that „out of a total of 4000 Europeans who have joined the so-called Islamic State, or ISIS, 900 (approximately one-quarter) originate from the Western Balkans (Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo and Macedonia)”[1]. In addition, it is estimated that “in Albania, Bosnia, and Kosovo alone, extremists…

We Should Stop Being Hypocrites

We should stop being hypocrites

“We should stop being hypocrites” Jan van de Beek on good and bad immigration and the dictates of Brussels Being a mathematician and an anthropologist what is the peculiarity of your approach regarding the current migratory trends? I started with my work for several reasons. One reason I started working on demography is a forecast I found on the internet that stated that the percentage of Muslims in the Netherlands in 2050 would be as high as 50%. I thought…

Reversing Migration: How Effective Is A Return Migration Strategy?

Reversing Migration: How effective is a Return Migration Strategy?

Reversing Migration: How effective is a Return Migration Strategy? Analysis Introduction Since the uprisings in several North African and Middle Eastern countries (2010-2017) mass migration operates as an epidemic of hysteria, in which large groups of different nationalities, display similar agitation and state of mind, vulnerable to rumours, blind to dangers and risks, and dreaming of an eldorado, which, in most cases, turns to be a mere illusion. Therefore, in many regards, mass migration to Europe and mass hysteria…