What Causes Migrants to Leave Home

The Indefinite Nightmare

The Indefinite Nightmare

BY SARAH NESBITT Politics is often characterized by transience; opinions and policies oscillate from day to day with little warning. But for Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, it seems, everything is indefinite: dictatorship, military service terms, punitive detention, and Eritrean citizenship. Now in his twentieth consecutive year of presidency, Isaias has manipulated his period of elected rule into an endless, totalitarian one. […]

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Comments on Leslie P. Moch’s “Moving in Russia: Repertoires in the Soviet Era”

Dr. Leslie P. Moch’s  presented her lecture on November 7, 2013 at Washington University in St. Louis. BY MARGAUX BAVLSIK Dr. Moch’s lecture on Soviet internal movement focused on seven different profiles of migrating people in the Soviet Union. She sought to recognize that migrants were not always passive agents, being shuffled around like so many pieces on a playing board; […]