Podcast: In Migrant Crisis, When Are Smugglers ‘Saviors’?

Peter and I were pleased to be invited by TinySpark, a non-profit news program and podcast that reports on philanthropy, nonprofits and international aid, to do a podcast on Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Savour.   We discuss our years-long investigation into the migration crisis, and the role of smugglers, and describe the complex portraits of those involved…

Conflating Human Trafficking and Smuggling belies good responses: Review of ‘Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour’

European leaders conflating human traffickers and human smugglers is not just inaccurate. It speaks to the ignorance and/or deliberate manipulation of facts at the heart of their policy responses.   Thanks to James Wan, African Arguments, for this excellent review of our book, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour.  First published on African Arguments, 18 October, 2016. As the mass movement…

Order now: Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour

I’m proud to announce that my first book, Migrant, Refugee, Smuggler, Saviour, written with Peter Tinti, was published by Hurst Publishers in the UK at the end of September 2016. This book brings together three years worth of research and investigation into one of the most under-examined aspects of the great migration crisis of our time: the migrant…

A perfect storm? Forces shaping modern migration & displacement

In a research collaboration between the Global Initiative and RMMS (the Regional Mixed Migration Secretariat), I am pleased to have had the honour to co-author a report, “A perfect storm? The factors shaping modern migration” that identifies the different aspects of globalisation and governance through the lenses of economy, culture, demography, communications, crime and security, that…