Making Deals with Africa

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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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