Introducing Élisabeth Vallet

It was several days after the fall of the Twin Towers, in the aftermath of September 11, before we could gradually resume air travel in North America. But this brief incident heralded a trend driven by a growing paranoia directly linked to the fact that the enemy was now non-state, stealthy and multinational; the approach to border control would radically change. As a result, the security tensions of the early 21st century have brought borders, once simple lines between nations, to the centre of what defines a state’s identity. Once flexible and permeable, sometimes even unmarked, they have become...

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