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About Mark Akkerman

Mark Akkerman is a researcher at Stop Wapenhandel, the Dutch Campaign Against Arms Trade, and for the Transnational Institute and author of the report ‘Expanding the Fortress: The policies, profiteers and people shaped by EU’s border externalisation programme’. He has written and campaigned on such topics as arms exports to the Middle East, the private military and security sector, greenwashing arms trade and the militarisation of border security.

Articles by Mark Akkerman

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Rosemary Bechler is a mainsite editor of openDemocracy

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Military and security companies profit from European policies exporting border control overseas

This is probably part of the intention of the European Commission… not only to outsource migration control to other countries but to put its obvious consequences for human lives out of sight.

The deadly consequences of Europe’s border militarization

Refugees are using other, often more dangerous, routes, contributing to the increase in migrant deaths that we have seen in 2016.

Migration – follow the money

The EU must acknowledge its part in fuelling the drivers of migration and work to stop them, including the establishment of an embargo on arms sales to the Middle East and North Africa.

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