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Mat Nashed
Mat Nashed

Mat Nashed is a journalist specialising in issues of Middle East migration.

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The EU is using Covid-19 to keep out refugees

06 May, 2020

Comment: Italy and Malta are using the coronavirus pandemic to shirk their obligations under international law, writes Mat Nashed.

Lebanon legalises cannabis growing, its political class eye profits

27 April, 2020

Comment: Eyeing a $1 billion market, Lebanon's elites are looking to exploit the cannabis cultivation industry, cutting existing small-scale farmers out of the deal, writes Mat Nashed.

Help us fight coronavirus, but don't expect to stay

01 April, 2020

Comment: After years of anti-migrant legislation, the US and UK are calling on foreign medics, but denying them the rights they deserve, writes Mat Nashed.

Refugee or migrant? A perilous question

18 December, 2018

Comment: Vulnerable people should be protected regardless of whether they fit into the definition of a refugee, writes Mat Nashed.

Getting away with murder?

10 October, 2018

Comment: The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi puts to bed the myth - beloved of the west - of reform in Saudi Arabia, writes Mat Nashed.

The UNHCR is failing to protect refugees

07 September, 2018

Comment: Shocking abuses of power undermine attempts to end rampant corruption, writes Mat Nashed.

Trudeau and Macron grant MbS a licence to kill

16 May, 2018

Comment: The two leaders have cast themselves as advocates of human rights, but when it comes to arms deals, their neoliberal values reign supreme, writes Mat Nashed.

After Haftar, what next for Libya?

25 April, 2018

Comment: The departure of the rogue general from the Libyan scene will likely create a dangerous power vacuum, but may pave the way to national reconciliation talks, writes Mat Nashed.

EU migration deal emboldens war criminals in Sudan

09 March, 2018

Comment: By dealing with a militia state, the EU is now at the mercy of war lords who run the country, writes Mat Nashed.

The EU must stop deporting Afghans to warzones

08 January, 2018

Comment: Sending Afghans back to a country where they risk persecution or death violates international and EU law, writes Mat Nashed.

The EU is the real threat to migrants

31 August, 2017

Comment: If the EU is truly committed to saving lives, then it's time to replace a policy of deterrence with state sponsored rescue missions, writes Mat Nashed.

Death and life on the Turkish border

17 August, 2017

In-depth: Turkey has taken in more Syrian refugees than any other country, but its sealing of borders has led to danger for people fleeing 'safe zones', reports Mat Nashed.

Mat Nashed
Mat Nashed

Mat Nashed is a journalist specialising in issues of Middle East migration.

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