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
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
Jeffrey H. Cohen, The Ohio State University On Sept. 12, a new cease-fire took effect in Syria. With a lull in fighting, some are hopeful for an end to the nation’s ongoing civil war. Yet, even if the war ends soon, rebuilding the country will take time. As many refugees Continue Reading
The differences that define “good” and “bad” refugees misrepresent the conflicts that motivate movement. The need to divide “good” from “bad” renders the civil, social and environmental insecurities that drive migrants and refugees to move moot.