What constitutes effective border management? How can Governments toe the line between openness and facilitation, and security and surveillance? Is cross-agency work truly feasible and, if so, at what cost?

Countries around the world continue to grapple with the challenges of implementing a modern, effective border security system and such questions often sit at the heart of that challenge. A growing set of literature defines a cohesive and coordinated approach to border security as a must. But what does this mean in practice?