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Global Migrations

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April 2009
Why Migration Matters
by Khalid Koser
“The world total of international migrants has more than doubled in just 25 years; about 25 million were added in just the first 5 years of the twenty-first century.”

April 2009
The Race To Attract Mobile Talent
by Ronald Skeldon
“Migrations of skilled workers have traditionally been seen as a gain for the destination and a loss for the originating country. . . . Recent research, however, has thrown a question mark at such an easy conclusion.”

April 2009
Waiting Games: The Politics of US Immigration Reform
by Susan F. Martin
“What the United States needs now is comprehensive reform achieved incrementally to ensure the effectiveness and test the impact of new approaches. Such a strategy has a better chance of convincing skeptics on both sides of the debate.”

April 2009
A Country on the Move: China Urbanizes
by Kate Merkel-Hess and Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
“China’s government has managed rural-to-urban migration through heavy-handed policies that have guarded the prosperity of the cities at the expense of rural areas. . . .”

April 2009
Globalization, Migration, and New Challenges to Governance
by Nazli Choucri and Dinsha Mistree
“Perhaps in no other arena is countries’ lack of effective control over borders and national access so striking as in the realm of international migration.”

April 2009
The Rise of Refugee Diasporas
by Nicholas Van Hear
“If, as we may expect, conflict becomes more common as a result of the current economic crisis . . . diasporas may find themselves increasingly called on to aid their conationals in distress.”

April 2009
Perspective: The Menace in Europe's Midst
by Robert S. Leiken
As the children of Europe’s Muslim migrants encounter downward mobility, intelligence officials warn that the chief terrorist threat to America today resides in . . . Britain.

April 2009
Book Reviews: And Now, Reverse Migration
by William W. Finan Jr.
A recent report details how globalization has spurred labor mobility. But now a globalized economic downturn is compelling many migrant workers to return home.

April 2009
The Month in Review
by the editors of Current History
February 2009

April 2009
Migration Quick Facts
by the editors of Current History
Migration Quick Facts

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