Christine Leuenberger comments in BBC News Mundo about borders and walls

Thu, 11/21/2019

In the article, Christine Leuenberger talks about how the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 brought about a period of rapid globalization and free movement across borders and why this ushered in a new era of wall-building. While when the Berlin Wall fell there were just 15 walls now there are over 70 border barriers. Historical evidence shows that walls, fences and barriers usually have detrimental effects on neighboring nations in the long-run, and that softer borders and cross-border cooperation, rather than hard borders, are more effective strategies for dealing with current issues, ranging from migration to political insecurities.

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Christine Leuenberger