In government with the Five Star Movement, the radical politician's Lega is going from strength to strength.
Social media can act as the engine room for public engagement with refugees, allowing people to move beyond 'I should do something' to 'I will take action'.
New research confirms a 'refugee gap' in employment levels, which is exacerbated if refugees are dispersed around a country.
As countries compete to deter asylum seekers, there's a vicious cycle in which governments seek to outdo each other by implementing progressively more restrictive policies.
To avoid another refugee 'crisis' that would take the world by surprise, East Asia would do well to be prepared for an influx of people from North Korea.
Vast numbers of Rohingyas in the region are stateless, living in limbo. Therefore, the Rohingya repatriation deal, its terms, delay and successful implementation impacts upon the lives of millions.
Electronically monitoring migrants and refugees may seem like a humane alternative to detention, but it's rife with problems and still criminalizes would-be immigrants.
Limitations improve creativity: we think up solutions we would never have thought of in a lab.
Despite an international commitment to protect civilians from genocidal violence, the world's response to ethnic cleansing in Myanmar has been feeble. An expert explains the challenges.
Along the Balkan route, refugees and migrants are still in need of emergency aid.
Police used water cannons and tear gas to remove a group of migrants and refugees from a square in Rome in August.
Religious values, deeply rooted in texts, serve as an important motivator for giving. Religious Americans volunteer more, give more, and give more often.
Refugians living in a loosely-connected set of self-governing units would be given a biometric card called a 'Sesame Pass'.
New research questions the scale of support for tougher border security across Europe.
The mass movement of people across the world is nothing new, but migration today is so global and so unrelenting that it may well be the great humanitarian issue of our time.
Everyone has forgotten there were almost as many asylum seekers in Europe in the early 1990s as today.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Should the EU be giving money to repressive regimes to stop the flow of migrants?
Sweden's crime rate is not affected by the immigration rate and the state has introduced stricter asylum laws.