Vice quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Senior Fellow Karim Mezran on Tunisia’s plan to build a wall on their border with Libya to prevent terrorism and smuggling of goods: 

Other residents were incredulous, although reluctant to comment much on the terror implications of the wall. They told me that most terrorists already cross the border down south, far from the wall. Besides, Karim Mezran, a Tunisia and Libya analyst at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank, said, “Terrorists tend to fly first-class into the country where they want to be.”


“It’s just a symbolic gesture [that] doesn’t mean anything,” Mezran added. “The government is trying to show to the people and to the international community that they are doing something.”

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