The EU and the Politics of Migration Management in Afghanistan

How can coordination be improved to address competing policy priorities and migration pressures?
Research paper ISBN: 978 1 78413 424 2
Police officers escort rejected Afghan asylum seekers aboard an aircraft heading to Kabul, on 1 August 2019 at an airport in Leipzig, Germany.

Marissa Quie

Fellow and Director of Studies in Human, Social and Political Sciences, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

The EU’s approach to migration management in ‘cooperation’ with Afghanistan narrowly focuses on short-term returns of migrants as a condition for development assistance. A more equitable and multidimensional approach is needed.