One Million Chinese in Africa

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One Million Chinese in Africa

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.

 

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Interview: The Future of Global Urban Transportation

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Interview: The Future of Global Urban Transportation

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.

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Nigeria's Impending Currency Crisis

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Nigeria's Impending Currency Crisis

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.

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Arrival Cities and the Great Migration

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Arrival Cities and the Great Migration

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.

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Global Migration and Human Security: Motivations, Challenges and Opportunities

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Global Migration and Human Security: Motivations, Challenges and Opportunities

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.

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Shortcomings of Turkish Foreign Policy Shifts Towards Syrian Refugees

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Shortcomings of Turkish Foreign Policy Shifts Towards Syrian Refugees

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.

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