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Marie McAuliffe

Marie McAuliffe is a doctoral candidate supported by the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation at the School of Demography, the Australian National University and is on leave from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.Marie is currently on a research fellowship at the Global Migration Centre in the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Her home base is in Turkey where she is completing her doctoral research on the unauthorized maritime migration patterns and processes of Hazaras to Australia. Marie is also a visiting scholar at the National Population Institute at Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey.

All opinions are her own and do not reflect those of any centre, organization, foundation or institution she works for or is affiliated with.


Articles by Marie McAuliffe (8)

  • Irregular migration flows and the regulation-expectation paradox

    The large irregular migration flows to Europe last year brought with them more than one million migrants, thousands of tragically avoidable deaths, and a truckload of analysis. It was a significant year and much has been written about the negatives; about the failures, about what should have been done and about what could have been done better.
  • EU-Turkey deal: Coming to terms with the 'appification' of migration

    The EU-Turkey deal has been widely criticised for being potentially illegal and immoral as well as unworkable. Others have pointed to the grubbiness of the negotiations and the willingness of the EU to compromise its values in order to secure a deal with Turkey in an attempt to stem what are expected to be even larger irregular migration flows to Europe this year.
  • Things only get worse for Greece as migrant smuggling surges

    In a week in which international news focused on the Greek debt crisis and the possibility of a Grexit, scant attention has been paid to the arrival from Turkey of thousands of smuggled Syrian, Afghan and other migrants by boat to several Greek Islands. Yet the two are connected, and both are likely to impact the EU adversely.
  • Can the region respond to the Rohingya crisis?

    Aid being brought ashore at a Rohingya camp in Myanmar. (Flickr/European Commission.) The one-day summit scheduled for 29 May in Bangkok on the Rohingya refugee crisis poses many challenges for the region.  Few regional actors are keen to see the displacement continue or escalate, but in the past, equally few have been prepared to help. The Philippines' willingness to provide humanitarian assistance is heartening, not just for the Rohingya stranded at sea but for the region as a whole.
  • The influence of geography, technology and money on refugee migration

    The recent contributions on the 1951 Refugee Convention from Khalid Koser and Jane McAdam are heartening. It is good to read rational and reasoned discussion by two experts on the international refugee regime and the challenges it faces. If timing is anything to go by, Khalid Koser has hit the mark in publishing his paper now, when boat arrivals to Australia are largely in abeyance and Europe faces an emerging crisis.
  • 'Illicit': A decade on and what have we learned?

    Just over a decade ago Illicit: How Smugglers, Traffickers and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy, hit bookshops around the world. Written by the then editor of Foreign Policy and former Venezuelan Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Moises Naim, Illicit outlined how the 'black' economy risked undermining the regulated economy, reshaping politics to the detriment of societies and destroying lives around the world. Illicit received widespread praise for its thoroughness and accessibility.