A border fence between Iraq and Syria

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A border fence built between Syria and Iraq in 2018 was meant to keep ISIS militants and smugglers out of Iraq and inside Syria. Kenneth R. Rosen is a contributing writer at WIRED and a foreign and security policy fellow at the Heinrich Böll Foundation. He wrote about the unintended consequences of the barrier for WIRED. He tells us how the fence has impacted life on the ground.