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The New Border Wars: The Conflicts That Will Define Our Future by Klaus Dodds

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NEW YORK - s4story -- As we grapple with a world radically changed by COVID, what do border walls—literal and figurative—mean for our changing international relationships? THE NEW BORDER WARS: The Conflicts That Will Define Our Future (Diversion Books; September 28, 2021; $28.99 Hardcover; ISBN 9781635769074) is a thrilling insight into international geopolitics, examining the past, future, and present meaning of borders from the fall of the Berlin Wall to 9/11, from Palestine to Pakistan, North Korea to Trump's Wall, and beyond.

Border expert Klaus Dodds embarks on a journey into the geopolitical conflicts of tomorrow in an eye-opening tour of the world's best-known, most dangerous, and most unexpected border conflicts. From the Gaza Strip to the space race, in the Himalayas, the Mediterranean, and elsewhere, the tension inherent to trying to divide the world up into separate parcels of land and sea has not gone away.

Why now, more than ever, are we likely to see more walls, barriers, and securitization? Through the lenses of three types of border conflicts—climate change, technological change, and international discordsThe New Border Wars tackles:

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How, as mountains move and glaciers melt, global borders established by natural land markers thousands of years ago are becoming flash points of tension—where billions of people are living;

Continuing impasses like the one at the borders of North and South Korea or Indian and Pakistan, sites of conflicts that have been ongoing for multiple generations of families and citizens; and

Innovating techno and smart borders, where facial recognition, DNA collection, and virtual fences are increasingly collecting and harvesting our personal data.

The New Border Wars discovers just what borders truly mean in the modern world: how they are built; what they mean for citizens and governments; and how they help understand our political past and, most importantly, our diplomatic future.

Klaus Dodds is Professor of Geopolitics at Royal Holloway, University of London, and a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. Since 2006, he has written a monthly geopolitics column for Geographical Magazine, and often joins panels at events and in the media (including on BBC TV and radio) on the subject of border issues.

Please contact Diversion Books to discuss the authors' availability for interviews as well as any information or artwork needed for a review or feature article.

https://diversionbooks.com/books/the-new-border-wars/

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