A protester against President Trump’s immigration policy and a Trump supporter in New York City.
Data since 1950s show Americans have always been wary of refugees. A public opinion expert explains current attitudes toward Syrian refugees and what it means for building consensus on policy.
Pro-Trump supporters in Manhattan. The new US president appeals to many Americans marginalised by globalisation.
The world needs an alternative system, measuring economic value in face of the dissatisfaction that brought Donald Trump to the White House.
A Moroccan migrant rescued off the coast of Spain in September 2016.
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A military option will be a lucrative one for smugglers.
Austrian and Serbian policy patrol the EU border in mid January.
Europe is also building walls.
Can Europe prove that it’s capable of finding energy in its contradictions and differences and reinvent itself as a place the whole world respects?
According to German public intellectual Claus Offe, Europe faces multiple crises but is not down and out yet.
He’s got the whole world in his inbox.
The global agenda for 2017 is fiendishly complicated and hugely sensitive. Is António Guterres up to the task?
A fundamental challenge in Japan, in particular, is the low visibility of refugees and undocumented migrant workers.
Despite being one of the top donors to the UN refugee agency, Japan accepts very few asylum seekers, and provides little support for those who do make it.
Better living conditions in Greece would encourage more migrants to stay.
Improving conditions in Turkey and Greece may convince more refugees to stay where they are.
Asylum seekers at the Manus Regional Processing Centre in Papa New Guinea, one of Australia’s two offshore immigration detention facilities.
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Across Europe anti immigration political leaders are turning to Australia for inspiration on how to reduce the number of people seeking asylum in their countries.
Evicted: migrants and refugees wait to be processed at the Calais Jungle.
As the camp for migrants and refugees outside Calais is dismantled, two academics from either side of the Channel look at what will happen next.
Antonio Guterres at a refugee camp near Erbil in northern Iraq.
As the former UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Guterres could promote a more unified approach to helping the displaced.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
When commercial considerations work with charitable concerns for the common good.
Syrians arrive at Fiumicino Airport in Rome in February.
Safe passage for vulnerable refugees could help stop thousands from making a perilous journey across the Mediterranean.
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The beautiful game has never seemed uglier. But it also can bring joy and togetherness, even to the most desperate.
Heads of state and their representatives at a meeting of the United Nations Security Council in New York.
The world is steadily transitioning to a multipolar systemic balance of power. The UN Security Council needs to reflect and be a truer representative of the emerging voices of a contemporary “UN”.
Is the British government doing enough?
Theresa May's proposals for curbs on uncontrolled migration are both unimaginative and disingenuous.
A display of life jackets worn by refugees during their crossing from Turkey to Greece.
The U.N. and other leaders met to discuss coordinating an international response to unprecedented numbers of refugees and migrants. Two migration experts examine issues the summits left unresolved.
Clouds are gathering.
The European Union has faced crises before but not this many at the same time.
Refugee artist Eaten Fish has attracted international attention for his powerful cartoons of life on Manus Island.
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A young Iranian detained on Manus Island has won a prestigious international award for his cartoons reflecting life there. Our government should allow this young man to fly to the US to accept his award.