What does the use of forged passports from multiple countries in an assassination mean for border security, for dual nationality, and for diplomatic relations. It will certainly support the U.S. State Department's claim that they need to start charging more to maintain the needed level of security for U.S. Passports. On Thursday Philip J. Crowley, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Public Affairs said "we have taken steps in recent years to strengthen the security surrounding U.S. passports. Obviously, this has been an area where the United States has talked to other countries. We are very alert to attempts to use forged or stolen passports, and as a major effort to limit the travel of terrorists around the world. So it is something that we have spent a lot of time focused on." U.S. State Department
Expect some changes in how dual nationality is handled. When someone can hold passports from 2 different countries, they can have a much easier time of disappearing. While restrictions usually make it difficult, it is still possible to leave a country on one passport and enter another country with the passport from another country. In an article The UAE to be ?€?careful?€™ with holders of dual passport Dubai Police chief Dahi Khalfan Tamim is quoted saying ?€?In the future, those we suspect of carrying dual nationality will be treated very carefully,?€?.
Although the UAE officially bans Israeli passport holders not on an official visit as well as travelers who have Israeli stamps in their passports, both types of traveler have been granted entry into the country. What will happen now? For the time being the only response has been to say "travelers suspected of being Israeli will not be allowed into the United Arab Emirates even if they arrive with alternative passports." Emirates: No Entry for Suspected Israelis Will other Arab countries step up their practice of denying entry to anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passport?