Journal Article - Military Review

Migration as a Weapon in Theory and in Practice

| Nov-Dec 2016


This article is adapted in part from Weapons of Mass Migration: Forced Displacement, Coercion and Foreign Policy by Kelly M. Greenhill. © 2010 by Cornell University. It is used by permission of the publisher, Cornell University Press.

"In late March 2016, ambassadors from the twenty-eight European Union (EU) member states concluded what was supposed to be a secret deal to curtail further in-migration with leaders of eight countries in the Horn of Africa. They were responding to mounting fears and anxiety within the EU about the migration crisis that brought more than one million people to Europe in 2015 alone. In exchange for a promise to help stanch unregulated flows of people to Europe, the EU agreed to provide the African countries with about $50 million in monetary and in-kind aid and equipment over the following three years...."

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For Academic Citation: Greenhill, Kelly M.. Migration as a Weapon in Theory and in Practice.” Military Review, vol. 96. no. 6. (Nov-Dec 2016):

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