Constantin Christoph Eckner is a writer and academic researcher. He holds a Master of Arts in History from University of Goettingen and a Master of Letters in Modern History from University of St Andrews. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the latter. His project on the “asylum debate” is funded by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the St Leonard’s College and the German History Society, and supervised by Prof Dr Riccardo Bavaj. His academic research interests centre on populism, political rhetoric, and migration policy. In addition, he is a fellow at the Human Security Centre, a London-based think tank with a focus on security and human rights policy.