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10th August 2022

How the Captagon Trade Impacts Border Communities in Lebanon...

Lina Khatib

Any policy designed to counter the growing Captagon trade must take into account its impact on local border communities.


10th August 2022

Border Nation: The Reshaping of the Syrian-Turkish Borderlan...

After a decade of civil war, Syria’s border with Turkey is divided. Yet long-term stability will require a peace agreement that treats the border as a...


29th July 2022

The Iraqi Politics of Memory and Victimhood

Inna Rudolf

This post highlights the ways in which different groups invoke the wrongs afflicted onto their respective communities to gain leverage over the domina...


22nd July 2022

Liars, Guns, and Money

Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center

In this interview, Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center’s non-resident scholar Armenak Tokmajyan talks about Sarmada, Syria’s border with Turke...


8th June 2022

Moving Medicine in Iraq: the Political Economy of the Pharma...

Renad Mansour

Poor infrastructure and even poorer governance is a critical part of the story of healthcare in Iraq, but so too is the complex issue of the movement ...


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...


18th May 2022

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

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


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...


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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