Constantin Christoph Eckner holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Goettingen and a Master of Letters in Modern History from the University of St Andrews. He is currently a doctoral researcher at the latter. His project on the “Asylum Debate in Germany and Europe” is funded by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, the St Leonard’s College and the German History Society, and supervised by Prof Dr Riccardo Bavaj. His academic research interests centre on populism, political rhetoric, migration policy, and human rights. In addition, he is a fellow at the Human Security Centre, a London-based security policy think tank, and has worked as a news agency and television journalist. His articles have been published in English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, and Japanese.