Oct 18, 2019
The report explains how closer cooperation on asylum and migration policies among EU member states and with countries of origin and transit can improve outcomes for all stakeholders. It provides insights on moving EU asylum and migration policy forward.
Jan 24, 2020
Despite its recent threats, Ankara is signaling interest in cooperating on migration governance. This recommends that in the likely continuation of the Statement, the EU should link the implementation of the Statement to issues of rule of law.
Jul 20, 2020
The Sustainable Development Goals hardly consider the needs of migrants and refugees, thus potentially exasperating existing challenges. More comprehensive data is needed to fully account for these groups when implementing sustainable development agendas.
Sep 27, 2019
Central American migrants are seen inside an enclosure where they are being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in El Paso, Texas on March 27, 2019. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

Countering the Erosion of Human Rights

It is seventy-one years since nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a vision to forge a more just world. However, previous champions of human rights are reneging on this common goal. These declining commitments globally will lead to more insecurity. Shortsighted actions—in response to concerns such as terrorism and surging migration—will cause far-reaching, long-term harm. To ensure our world is more secure, nations should renew their commitment to the centrality of human rights.

Central American migrants are seen inside an enclosure where they are being held by U.S. Customs and Border Protection in El Paso, Texas on March 27, 2019. Jose Luis Gonzalez/Reuters

It is seventy-one years since nations came together to adopt the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a vision to forge a more just world. However, previous champions of human rights are reneging on this common goal. These declining commitments globally will lead to more insecurity. Shortsighted actions—in response to concerns such as terrorism and surging migration—will cause far-reaching, long-term harm. To ensure our world is more secure, nations should renew their commitment to the centrality of human rights.

Oct 16, 2018
Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map Screenshot

How to Improve Aid to Pacific Island Nations

The Pacific Islands are of intensifying geostrategic interest. Sitting between Asia and the Americas, the region is one of the world’s most dependent on aid. It acts as the custodian of large swaths of the world’s fisheries and makes up a significant voting bloc at the United Nations, giving the region more geostrategic relevance than its modestly sized population might suggest. With China expanding its foreign aid programs in the region, the geopolitical competition for influence among China and other international and regional powers appears to be heating up.

Lowy Institute Pacific Aid Map Screenshot

The Pacific Islands are of intensifying geostrategic interest. Sitting between Asia and the Americas, the region is one of the world’s most dependent on aid. It acts as the custodian of large swaths of the world’s fisheries and makes up a significant voting bloc at the United Nations, giving the region more geostrategic relevance than its modestly sized population might suggest. With China expanding its foreign aid programs in the region, the geopolitical competition for influence among China and other international and regional powers appears to be heating up.