In the Media

ODID academics are frequently called on by the media for comment and analysis on topical issues, drawing on their specialist knowledge to bring depth and objectivity to current debates.

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08 Oct, 2022
'Putin’s war is illegal – and Russians fleeing the draft may have the right to asylum'. Nicole Stybnarova writes for the Guardian
15 Sep, 2022
'A Tale of Two Middle Easts'. Adeel Malik writes for Project Syndicate about the impact of rising global commodity prices for Middle Eastern states
16 Aug, 2022
'Operation Condor: why victims of the oppression that swept 1970s South America are still fighting for justice'. Francesca Lessa writes for the Conversation
28 Jul, 2022
'Should there be freedom of movement between African countries?'. Loren Landau discussed some of the barriers in a debate for Debating Africa
17 Jun, 2022
'Why Russia may be taking Ukrainian children'. Francesca Lessa and Svitlana Chernykh examine precedents from Spain and Argentina in a post for The Monkey Cage blog
01 May, 2022
'How informal sector organisations in Zimbabwe shape notions of citizenship'. Kristina Pikovskaia writes for the Conversation
21 Apr, 2022
'Will the Rwanda plan work?'. Alexander Betts outlines a brief history of failed attempts at offshoring/outsourcing asylum for BBC Radio 4's 'The Briefing Room'
19 Apr, 2022
‘As a Latin saying goes, I do not consider anything that is human as alien to me. Therefore, I start with an issue in the real world, and then study it by means of whichever method seems best’. Read Joerg Friedrichs talking about his work as a researcher and teacher in an interview for Chinese organisation Dialogue Programme
19 Apr, 2022
'Asylum plan ignores viable alternatives'. Alex Betts co-authors piece for The Times in response to the UK's plan to send some asylum seekers to Rwanda
13 Apr, 2022
'Brutal murder highlights rise of South Africa’s xenophobic vigilantes'. Loren Landau cited in Financial Times article