Securing Tunisia’s Southern Border: A Geospatial Methodology
Track: Defense & Intelligence
Authors: Jamie Brow, Christin McElrath
Since 2015, Tunisia has suffered from inadequate border control infrastructure and security forces, resulting in a stream of terror attacks from across the Libya border. Due to Tunisia’s exacting terrain and isolated locations, designing and enabling impactful border security is challenging. This study evaluates the ease of cross-border movement through terrain analysis, while also identifying and prioritizing areas for optimal placement of security features. By leveraging GIS analytical techniques, this project provides a way forward for similar efforts addressing border security and counterterrorism.