South African National Defence Force soldiers in Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats, Cape Town.
Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
Texas National Guard soldiers aid stranded residents in Hurricane Harvey’s floodwaters in 2017.
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President Trump proposes to send the National Guard to protect the southern US border. Instead of searching for your old civics textbook, here's a pocket history of the soldiers in the spotlight.
At the height of the Troubles, the UK and Ireland managed to keep talking –
joining the EEC together in 1973.
With the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic a sticking point, negotiators could pick up some tips from how it was done last time.
EU citizens gather in Westminster on September 13 to lobby for their post-Brexit rights.
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Policies that are hard at the border but soft on the inside help migrants to integrate in a new country.
A system first deployed in South Africa in the early 20th century continues to influence the way travel is monitored today.
Doctors, landlords and now employers are expected to check immigration status.
Border control no longer stops at the border.
Researchers are looking for ways to improve our ability to recognise and match faces.
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.
The European Union has no qualms about using aid as a bargaining chip to pressure other countries into taking back refugees.
Donald Trump met with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto.
Donald Trump gave a major speech on immigration this week. This roundup looks at some of his ideas for reform and explains what the experts have to say about this complex issue.
San José, Costa Rica.
A new program seeks to divert Central Americans who are fleeing violence from crossing the U.S. border. An expert on Costa Rica explains why the tiny country was chosen and the challenges they face.
A refugee displays an image of one of his three children who drowned when the boat on which the family fled the war in Syria sank in the Mediterranean.
Political leaders have a ready culprit in people smugglers for drownings at sea. The problem is that this ignores responsibility for eliminating all other options for these people to avoid harm.
Man of the people?
Our expert shows that public opinion may not be the best guide for effective policy.
Michael Pezzullo is spearheading far-reaching changes in doctrine and organisation of Australian immigration and border security.
The Australian government is in the throes of a major recasting of traditional immigration and border security doctrines and institutions. The changes are being led by the incoming secretary of the newly…
Screening passengers might calm the public, but it won’t stop Ebola.
In 1728, the Holy Roman Emperor Charles VI ordered that a 1,200-mile fortified chain of guard posts along the entire eastern boundary of his lands be made into a permanent Pestkordon. Travelers and their…
Significant questions remain unanswered about how Scottish immigration policy will work after the independence referendum…