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19th May 2022

Broken Borderlands: How Conflict is Changing Communities on ...

Alice Jenner

Communities living on either side of national borders often forge deep cultural and economic ties but suffer acutely when countries clash. Borders har...

BLOG

23rd March 2022

What are the Causes of Somaliland’s Drought Crisis?

Ahmed M. Musa

This blog is the first in a series published by the Rift Valley Institute to help understand the causes of the drought-related crisis in the Somali re...

RESEARCH REPORT

17th February 2022

Cross-Border Pastoral Mobility and Cross-Border Conflict in ...

This rapid literature review collates information on cross-border pastoral mobility patterns, the connections between this mobility and cross-border c...

BRIEFING PAPER

7th February 2022

What next for the Juba peace agreement? Evolving political a...

This briefing considers the changing political situation in Sudan with a particular focus on the future of the Juba Peace Agreement (JPA) and the evol...

RESEARCH REPORT

12th January 2022

Social Media and the Transnational Everyday

Mobility, opportunity and risk in Hargeisa, Somaliland.

BRIEFING PAPER

16th December 2021

What Next for the Juba Peace Agreement After the Coup in Sud...

This report considers what impact recent events may have on the Juba Peace Agreement and, more generally, peace and security in Sudan’s conflict affec...

NEWSLETTER

15th December 2021

Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2021

Joint bulletin from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center about recent research and activities.

EVENT

14th December 2021

How Technology is Reshaping Conflict Research: The Profits a...

The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme held a virtual panel discussion exploring how technology is advancing...

BLOG

1st December 2021

Can Ethiopia Avert Deep Turmoil and Prioritize Peace?

Ahmed Soliman

Ethiopia’s devastating civil war recently entered into its second year and, to achieve peace, both sides in the conflict need to accept some difficult...

RESEARCH REPORT

30th November 2021

Trade, Taxes and Tensions in the Somali Borderlands

Trade, Taxes and Tensions explores how cross-border trade affects both cooperation and conflict between the states and state-like entities in the Soma...

RESEARCH REPORT

24th November 2021

Contested Commerce: Revenue and State-Making in the Galkayo ...

Contested Commerce examines how continuing political conflicts and the fragile security situation affect cross-border trade in the city of Galkayo, cl...

BLOG

12th November 2021

Reversing the Military Coup in Sudan

Ahmed Soliman

As an entrenched military elite tries to protect extensive economic and political interests despite no public support, parts of the old regime are rea...

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd October 2021

Regularly Irregular: Varieties of Informal Trading in the Et...

Regularly Irregular focuses on the Gaashamo corridor—a series of small border crossings between Ethiopia and Somaliland—to analyze the everyday govern...

RESEARCH REPORT

1st October 2021

Lasanod: City at the Margins. The Politics of Borderland Tra...

Lasanod: City at the Margins examines the economic and political consequences of this ambiguous borderland status, which has led to new forms of reven...

BLOG

14th September 2021

“The border is a semi-autonomous place where people can mobi...

A conversation with Joseph Diing Majok in South Sudan on his scholarship-winning research under the XCEPT programme.

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