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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Feel-good immigration policies in the U.S. and Europe

The U.S. and Europe face a flood of migrants. In both cases, leaders have signaled that immigrants would be welcome, spurring a wave of foreigners hoping to enter. But in Europe especially, a misplaced attempt at humanitarianism has made it easier for immigrants to abuse the system. On the other hand, ungainly social systems make integration into the labor market difficult. In the U.S., criticism of the Trump administration’s strict policies raised hopes with potential immigrants

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