Making Deals with Africa

By Kate Hooper

Kate Hooper is an Associate Policy Analyst with the Migration Policy Institute's International Program, where her research areas include labor migration, diaspora engagement, and immigrant integration. Previously, Ms. Hooper interned with the Centre for Social Justice, where she provided research support on UK social policy and deprivation issues, and a political communications firm in Westminster, United Kingdom. She holds a master's degree with honors from the University of Chicago's Committee on International Relations, and a bachelor of the arts degree in history from the University of Oxford. She also holds a certificate in international political economy from the London School of Economics.

The European Union (EU) is entering into partnership deals, or “compacts,” with at least five African countries to try to stem the flow of migrants from Africa to Europe. The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder asked Kate Hooper, an associate policy analyst with the Migration Policy Institute’s International Program, what these deals entail, if they’ll work to reduce migration, and what this all means for European and U.S. security.

The Cipher Brief: Why did the EU decide to enter into migration partnership deals with five African countries – Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal?

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