BY MICHELLE MORA
Once responsible for creating political refugees, Brazil has become an unlikely home to an increasingly high number of refugees in recent years. Michelle Mora examines what is behind Brazil's relatively open refugee policies.
BY YOON JUNG PARK
A closer examination of popular myths surrounding the Chinese diaspora in Africa and their intentions, and an overview of the drivers of this migration pattern.
BY CAPTAIN MATTHEW SCHLEUPNER
A discussion of Georgia's motivation for improving its LGBT and human rights record and the challenges of continued progress.
BY SARAH DUBREUIL
A discussion on the opportunities and challenges of supporting labor mobility for refugees, as well as a slideshow featuring refugees' stories in their own words.
BY TAMARA WOROBY
A look north to Canada, and an examination of recent changes in immigration policy in both Canada and the United States, provides insight into what is meant by ‘comprehensive’ immigration reform.
BY GABOR DEBRECZENI
Perspectives had a chance to talk with Clayton Lane, CEO of ITDP, about the realities of transit-oriented development and gentrification in developing countries, how to convince cities not to relocate the poor to the suburbs, and about whether self-driving cars will cause cities to turn into heaven or hell.
BY PATRICK KELLEY
THE LINK BETWEEN SECURE PROPERTY RIGHTS AND DEVELOPMENT IS OFTEN LEFT UNEXPLORED, YET HAS IMPORTANT IMPLICATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT, PARTICULARLY IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.
BY DANIELLE NESMITH
A discussion of findings that cell phone penetration and poverty in developing countries both increase the flow of remittances.
BY KATELYN BUDD
Currency crises are no longer relevant for the majority of countries, most of whom abandoned exchange rate pegs years ago. The exception is Nigeria, which is reverting to disastrous economic policies popular during the 1970s. In today's macroeconomic climate, defending the exchange rate may become Nigeria's downfall.
BY MILA FREIRE
An exploration of the interactions between physical characteristics of cities, the attitudes of their populations toward migrants, and whether the migrants are able to contribute peacefully, productively and vibrantly to their adopted societies.
BY SØREN JESSEN-PETERSEN
During the last several months the European migration crisis has filled both print and social media. These stories recount the continuing tragedy of people forced to leave conflicts in Syria and other countries in the Middle East, Afghanistan, and Africa. As they try in desperation to cross the Mediterranean in search of survival and freedom, many ultimately see their dreams turn into nightmares on the open sea or when making their way through a Europe of closed borders rather than open doors.
BY BERKIN SAFAK SENER
In Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s renowned book, Strategic Depth: Turkey’s International Position, he claims that Turkey retains multiple regional identities – Middle Eastern, Balkan, Caucasian, Central Asian, Caspian, Mediterranean, Gulf and Black Sea – which give Turkey the responsibility to exert influence in these regions by means of conflict resolution, and enforcing international peace and security. He identifies two domestic preconditions for Turkey to achieve this end: to resolve the Kurdish question and reconcile Turkey’s Islamist and secular elements. Something went wrong in advancing this new approach.