EU migration and asylum policy is facing tough challenges at the southern borders of the Union as migration and asylum pressures rise, fuelled by political instability and poverty in several regions of Asia and Africa. The article written by Professor Anna Triandafyllidou and Dr Angeliki Dimitriadi and published in International Spectator examines European border control practices and the EU’s balancing act between irregular migration control and protection of refugees and human life. You can find more information here.