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Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?
March 08, 2019

Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste’s Development?

By Claire Millar
With economic diversification critical for oil-dependent Timor-Leste, it’s time to take a close look at the effects of migration.

Assam’s ‘Miya’: Proving You Are Indian
August 15, 2018

Assam’s ‘Miya’: Proving You Are Indian

By Priyanka Borpujari
How India’s National Register of Citizens alienates Assam’s Bengali-speaking Muslims.
India's Real Migration Challenge Has Little to Do With Skilled Visas and the United States
June 22, 2017

India's Real Migration Challenge Has Little to Do With Skilled Visas and the United States

By Sahana Kumar
Internal migratory trends within India deserve greater attention.

The Epic Story of How the Turks Migrated From Central Asia to Turkey
June 05, 2016

The Epic Story of How the Turks Migrated From Central Asia to Turkey

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
How did modern Anatolia come to be occupied by the Turks? The historical story may surprise you.

February 19, 2010

China’s Russian Invasion

By Joshua Kucera
Russian officials have mused openly about the prospects of a de facto takeover of the country’s Far East by Chinese immigrants (legal and illegal alike) reports Joshua Kucera. But a booming Chinese economy and disaffection with Moscow might actually be pushing Russians the other way.

‘Does Anyone Remember Us?’
February 09, 2010

‘Does Anyone Remember Us?’

Former Australian Prime Minister John Howard received widespread criticism from human rights groups for his ‘Pacific Solution’ to an influx of refugees. But is Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s ‘Indonesian Solution’ any better? Joe Cochrane meets the refugees of West Java who fear that they are simply being forgotten.

We Were All Boat People Once
December 03, 2009

We Were All Boat People Once

Two months after docking in Indonesia, a boat full of Sri Lankan refugees still don’t know if they will be allowed to reach their intended destination of Australia. Susan Merrell looks at how the debate has unfolded in Australia and visits a New South Wales town with direct experience of the issue.

Too Close for Comfort?
November 20, 2009

Too Close for Comfort?

As Singapore emerges from its sharpest and most protracted recession, the city-state’s policymakers have been keen to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the country’s future well-being. But as Jeya Segaram discovers, the downturn has exacerbated simmering tensions over an immigration policy that some Singaporeans believe is too lax.

The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers

The Challenge for Nepal’s Migrant Workers

Nepalese citizens are increasingly moving abroad — particularly to Gulf countries — to find work. Will their rights be protected?

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