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5th February 2020

A violent campaign of persecution has driven an exodus of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority from the northern state of Rakhine into neighboring count...

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27th January 2020

An Art Unto Itself

Armenak Tokmajyan

In conducting research in the Middle East, don’t ignore the importance of the personal.

BLOG

22nd January 2020

In Games without Rules, author and former Asia Foundation colleague Tamim Ansary argues that bringing rural Afghanistan under centralized rule has bee...

BLOG

7th December 2019

South Sudan’s borderland region with Sudan, in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal, is a hard place to make a living. Jobs are scarce, livelihoods insecure and mo...

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4th December 2019

It’s business as usual for cross-border trade in the Sulu Archipelago, off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where enterprising men and wome...

NEWSLETTER

18th November 2019

Joint bulletin from the X-Border Local research Network about recent research and activities from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Carn...

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26th September 2019

Boundary Disputes 

Harith Hasan

As its authority has weakened, the Iraqi central government’s control over its borders has also eroded.

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2nd September 2019

Much More Than a Border 

Kheder Khaddour

Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.

BLOG

6th August 2019

Review of research carried out in Baargal on the eastern side of Cape Guardafui; Bareeda, on the north coast, and Xaabo.

BLOG

22nd July 2019

The United Arab Emirates is reducing its forces in Yemen, but remains the most powerful actor in the south.

BLOG

27th June 2019

In the Iraqi governorate of Nineveh, contestation between its capital Mosul and rural communities sits alongside other ethnic, religious and sectarian...

INTERVIEW

11th June 2019

Self-Propelled Conflict

Michael Young

Carnegie’s Ahmed Nagi discusses his recent trip to Yemen and shares his impressions of the Houthis’ expansion.

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