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Rethinking national duty in Eritrea: After 18 months – set them free!

As I am preparing a keynote speech on Geopolitics, Betrayals and Narratives of Oppression: Understanding Eritrean Foreign Policy in the wider context of the Horn of Africa to be given at the Institute of Political Science and International Relations of … Continue reading

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Visual politics in action: How the image of a dead boy on a beach did little to change foreign policy or attitudes towards refugees

A few iconic images have shaped responses to humanitarian disaster and war. Who does not remember the naked girl in Vietnam, running away from a Napalm attack – captured by Associated Press photographer Huynh Cong Ut on 8 June 1972 … Continue reading

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Sniffer dogs and fences to defend British holiday rights: visible symbols for the bankruptcy of British and EU refugee politics

Predictable and still shocking for anybody with a belief in humanitarian values: the so-called ‘Calais migrant crisis’ (note: in media on the continent the term refugee crisis dominates, but maybe even outlets like the BBC fear funding cuts and feel … Continue reading

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Premeditated murder – the manufacturing of death by EU asylum and migration politics

This post was first published as a Manchester Policy Blog (in a slightly amended form), see http://blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/posts/2015/04/the-manufacturing-of-death-by-eu-asylum-and-migration-politics/ It has become a defining feature of European asylum and migration policy in recent years: boats full to bursting with desperate people trying … Continue reading

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