Syrian refugees 'detrimental' to Americans? The numbers tell a different story

Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University President Donald Trump wants to close the door on Syrian refugees, barring them indefinitely from settling in the U.S. In an executive order signed on Jan. 27, the president wrote: “I hereby proclaim that the entry of nationals of Syria as refugees is Continue Reading

Refugees, migration addressed in first-time UN summit: What was accomplished?

Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University and Ibrahim Sirkeci, Regent’s University London This week the United Nations General Assembly held the first-ever Summit for Refugees and Migrants. According to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the summit represented “a watershed moment to strengthen governance of international migration and a unique opportunity Continue Reading

Migration Pulse: Turkish Migration, the EU and the UK

The UK government has strongly backed Turkey’s accession to the European Union in recent years. While last month, German Chancellor Angela Merkel backed French calls to re-start EU accession talks. Yet immigration remains a major concern for Western governments, which raises the questions about Turkey’s status as a source of Continue Reading