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Elon Musk and Texas congressman Tony Gonzales stand in front of a group of South American migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. (Twitter/Tony Gonzales)

Unpacking Elon Musk’s convoluted U.S.-Mexico border visit

Elon Musk’s visit to the U.S.-Mexico border played into false tropes that paint asylum seekers as dangerous criminals.
Admitting refugees based on their skills risks setting a dangerous precedent, and Canada would be wise to proceed with caution. (Shutterstock)

Canada’s refugee pilot programs risk making refugees prove their worth

Canada has cultivated a reputation for being welcoming toward refugees. However, a new pilot program risks jeopardizing that reputation by making asylum seekers prove their economic worth.
A teddy bear is seen on the floor following an Israeli airstrike on the Nusseirat refugee camp in Gaza on Oct. 31, 2023. (AP Photo/Doaa AlBaz)

Gaza’s ‘graveyard’ for children: Why Palestinians must be included in the international refugee protection regime

Amid their enduring statelessness and the ongoing risk of ethnic cleansing, Palestinian refugees must be protected under the provisions of United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Migrants heading north arrive in Panama on Oct. 6, 2023, after walking across the 100-kilometre stretch of treacherous jungle shared by Colombia and Panama known as the Darien Gap. (AP Photo/Arnulfo Franco)

Darien Gap: As migrants take deadly risks for better lives, Canada and the U.S. must do much more

Migrants who cross the treacherous Darien Gap between Panama and Colombia often experience violence and abuse, extortion or detention by migration authorities.
A convoy of trucks carrying aid supplies for Gaza from Egypt heads to the Rafah crossing on October 16, 2023. KHALED DESOUKI/AFP via Getty Images

Hamas-Israeli conflict: what’s at stake for Egypt

Egypt performs a balancing act in managing relations with Israel and Palestine.
A convoy of cars of ethnic Armenians from Nagorno-Karabakh flee the enclave for Armenia in September 2023 after the Azerbaijani military reclaimed full control of the breakaway region. (AP Photo/Vasily Krestyaninov)

Nagorno-Karabakh: What’s next for the South Caucasus region following Azerbaijan’s aggression against Armenians?

What are the broader implications of Azerbaijan’s recapture of Nagorno-Karabakh in terms of peace and security in the South Caucasus?
Illustration of refugee children. Prazis Images/Shutterstock

Refugee children have a right to be educated in Indonesia – our research shows the barriers in their way

Research shows that despite Indonesia progress in providing education access for refugee children, the pandemic has made several barriers for the implementation.

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