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Vox Borders: Life at the edge of nations

Vox Borders: Life at the edge of nations

My name is Johnny Harris and I make videos here at Vox. For the past six months, I’ve been traveling around to faraway places, to tell the story of borders. I traveled to six different borderlands around the globe, to… Continue Reading

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The wall of eyes trained on the US – Mexico border

I want to put my hand in the border. I’m standing in the United States, it’s 103 degrees, and I’m looking across a river into Mexico. If someone wanted to they could just swim across in like, two minutes. Border… Continue Reading

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It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

It’s time to draw borders on the Arctic Ocean

I’m on an island near the North Pole and I’m here to find out who owns the Arctic. As the ice melts more and more in this region, you can see just how dramatic the ice has been shrinking. One… Continue Reading

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China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

China is erasing its border with Hong Kong

This is me in the middle of crossing one of the weirdest borders I’ve ever crossed. It’s this one. It divides China from China. And it took me two hours to get through. This border is weird not only because… Continue Reading

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Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

Europe’s most fortified border is in Africa

If you zoom in to Morocco, you’ll see a tiny wedge of land that stands out from its surroundings. This little bit of land is surrounded by one of the most fortified borders on the planet. Right outside the border… Continue Reading