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30th April 2021

After six days stationary in the Suez Canal, the Ever Given was finally unstuck. While its name will soon become a piece of trivia about blocking one ...

BLOG

26th April 2021

Sailors Without a Sea

Armenak Tokmajyan

Jordan’s bahhara have suffered from a closed border with Syria, but efforts to resume informal trade ties continue.

BLOG

14th April 2021

The new coronavirus is spreading into conflict-affected states. The pandemic and efforts to contain it are much more likely to aggravate and multiply ...

PODCAST

10th March 2021

RVI’s Magnus Taylor speaks with RVI researchers, Joseph Diing Majok and Nicki Kindersley, about their latest report, “Breaking Out of the Borderlands:...

BLOG

21st January 2021

A Senseless Silencing

Sherif Mohyeldeen

By impeding research, Egypt curtails knowledge that can help resolve crises, especially in border areas.

PODCAST

13th January 2021

Displaced Tastes is a collaborative research project run by the Rift Valley Institute and the Catholic University of South Sudan as part of the X-Bord...

BLOG

15th December 2020

Because of Covid-19 restrictions, researchers have had to find alternative ways of getting information.

NEWSLETTER

2nd December 2020

How political, security and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, reversely, how border dynamics shape ch...

BLOG

22nd October 2020

Permission to Kill

Armenak Tokmajyan

The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.

BLOG

2nd October 2020

A Fluid Frontier

Kheder Khaddour

Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.

PODCAST

30th September 2020

Complex crises tend to expose our worst faults and bare our best-kept biases. They also turn old inequalities into urgent problems, as crisis governan...

BLOG

29th September 2020

As the scope of the fighting in Ma’rib intensifies, the signs of an attritional conflict without end are strengthening.

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