Migration Flows as an Instrument of Political Pressure: The case of Morocco

The phenomenon of the so-called weaponization of migration – that is, the recourse to migratory flows as a mechanism of political pressure by third States – raises two problems: first, this threat is not included in Security Strategies; second, the EU´s response against the weaponization of migration is not coherent, as the comparation between the cases of Belarus and Morocco shows. So, we must clarify the reasons for Morocco’s particularities, especially in its relations with Spain.

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Miguel A. Acosta Sánchez
Associate professor of International Law and International Relations, University of Cádiz (Spain)
Jean Monnet Chair "Immigration and European Maritime Security in Western Mediterranean"