Demographics and migrations

Demographics and migrations
Changes in demographic structures have always had an impact on geopolitics. As globalization increases and it becomes easier for people to move from place to place, these factors are transforming how countries interact with each other. Aging societies may become more protectionist while population declines could thwart developing countries’ ambitions to become prosperous.

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European migration as a political tool

The recent migrant crisis between Morocco and Spain was just the latest example of "weaponized" immigration seen by European Union countries. Gatekeeper states will likely continue to use migration for political ends, the threat of which will shape foreign policy for frontline EU members. The risk of border instability and a new, prolonged refugee crisis is real. 

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