Diplomatic deals between the EU and regional refugee host countries are among the least visible border securitization measures emerging in recent years. Far from offering clear solutions, these deals raise a range of new problems.
Since the onset of the Syrian migration peak, Turkey has hosted an impressive number of Syrian refugees. But the Turkish approach to integration is based on a neo-liberal ideology that leaves the majority of Syrians in a state of precarity without access to fundamental rights.
Ilse van Liempt, Rima Dali, and Esmee van Schuppen
War and displacement have lasting effects on gender norms within intimate relationships. Research on Syrian migrant women and couples investigates the significant rise in Syrian divorce rates since the war, showing the toll of conflict and resettlement on love, social relations, and marriages.
The 2015 “migrant crisis” paved the way for the rise of the far right party, Alternative fur Deutchland (AfD), in Germany. While economic insecurity is often quoted as a key contributor to the party’s popularity, the dynamics are far more complex.