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20th May 2022

XCEPT Research on Sudan: Border Conflict and Struggle for De...

After decades of autocratic rule, Sudan appeared poised for a democratic transition after the ouster in 2019 of former President Omar al-Bashir. In la...

EVENT

18th May 2022

Conflict and Violent Extremism in Syria and Iraq: Meeting Ad...

The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme is holding a panel event to discuss the experiences of young people g...

BLOG

28th April 2022

Bringing Loyalist and Opposition Factions Together: The Pros...

Rahaf Aldoughli

Western visions for a post-war Syria often entail the creation of disarmament and reintegration programs oriented toward members of Islamist groups an...

RESEARCH REPORT

14th March 2022

The Barriers to Southern Yemeni Political Aspirations Are Ma...

This report explores how group rivalries are impeding southern unity, and how this might shape developments in a post-conflict Yemen.

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...

RESEARCH REPORT

7th February 2022

Basra is Burning: the Protests in Basra Governorate, 2018–20...

This paper examines the wave of protests that occurred in Basra Governorate from 2018 to 2020. It explores the protests’ causes, the development of th...

BLOG

27th January 2022

Abu Dhabi’s Dilemma

Ahmed Nagi

The attack of January 17 will force the United Arab Emirates to make one of two choices, neither of them desirable.

BLOG

23rd December 2021

Beirut for Ma’rib?

Ahmed Nagi

Rising pressure against Lebanon from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states may well be tied to Hezbollah’s role in Yemen.

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...

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd December 2021

Undemocratic Parties in a ‘Democratic’ System: The Formation...

Since Iraq’s first general elections in 2005, how have Iraqi political parties and organisations changed, especially those established and administere...

RESEARCH REPORT

29th November 2021

Challenging Narratives of ‘Fate and Divine Will’: Access to ...

This study examines access to justice for gender-based violence in the family and criminal law systems of federal Iraq. It finds that it remains near ...

BLOG

20th October 2021

Iran’s Fuel Shipment to Lebanon Requires Regional Policy Shi...

Lina Khatib

The Iran fuel shipment to Lebanon was significant not because of its size but because of what it signals about regional conflict.

RESEARCH REPORT

2nd September 2021

The Social Logics of Protest Violence in Iraq: Explaining Di...

Southeast Iraq has witnessed considerable protest violence in recent years. This research finds that altering these violent dynamics requires access t...

BLOG

25th August 2021

Unfinished Business in Daraa

Armenak Tokmajyan

Regime forces are staging a comeback in southern Syria, and this time Russia may be helping matters.

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