The Middle East as a regional zone of containment

The Middle East has long been a refugee-producing and hosting region. In this Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) blog, “Supercamp: The Middle East as a Regional Zone of Containment“, Are John Knudsen and Kjersti G. Berg examine how Europe’s externalization policies have turned the Middle East into a regional buffer zone and a new continent of containment for refugees and migrants.

In this blog, Knudsen and Berg argue that “continental encampment is an inevitable result of preventing refugees and migrants from reaching Europe and makes humanitarian containment a new type of ʻdurable solutionʼ to mass migration in the form of a regional Supercamp.”

This blog relates to the “SuperCamp: Genealogies of humanitarian containment in the Middle East” project.