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    The Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries. Cambridge University Press (2008, 2010)

    About the book:  Dynamics of Interstate Boundaries explains why some borders deter insurgents, smugglers, bandits, and militants while most suffer from infiltration and crisis. Grappling with an issue at the heart of the modern state and international security, the book explores border control from the 19th century Ottoman Empire to 21st century Central Asia, China, and Afghanistan. Based on research in numerous border regions, the book argues that secure and open borders depend on institutional design, not state capacity. It holds critical lessons for policymakers and international organizations working to enhance security in dangerous border regions.

    Honorable Mention, 2009 Jervis-Schroeder Book Award, International History and Politics Section, American Political Science Association


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