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1st February 2023

Border Battles: Fighting for Control in Rakhine

Seizing Myanmar’s borders with Bangladesh and India has become central to the Arakan Army’s dream of autonomy and has driven its strategy during times...

PODCAST

23rd January 2023

Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2022 Po...

Khine Win

In this podcast The Asia Foundation, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local research partners dis...

BLOG

19th December 2022

The Legacy of Trauma: Can Trauma be Transmitted Across Gener...

Pauline Zerla

Pauline Zerla examines how traumatic events can be experienced by those who did not directly live them and how they affect the health and wellbeing of...

ARTICLE

9th December 2022

‘If they catch me, they’ll kill me’: Trafficked in Wa State...

Chinese and Myanmar nationals have fallen prey to fake job postings in the Wa autonomous zone of northeastern Myanmar, where they are kept prisoner, b...

ARTICLE

5th October 2022

Junta Trade Policies Spark a Smuggling Revival at Thai Borde...

The military regime’s attempts to restrict imports and ration foreign currency have boosted illicit border trade at Myawaddy in Kayin State, putting i...

PODCAST

4th October 2022

Amid Commerce and Conflict, Some Border Towns Endure

Nathan Shea

Over decades of conflict and instability, the border town of Torkham, one of the main crossing points between Afghanistan and Pakistan, has found a wa...

BLOG

25th August 2022

The Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis and Responses in Cox’s Baza...

Azizul Hoque

In August 2022 it will be five years since the start of one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises, yet the political and security dynamics su...

RESEARCH REPORT

24th August 2022

Patterns And Determinants Of Cross-Border Migration In Afgha...

The collapse of the Government of Afghanistan in August 2021 and takeover by the Taliban resulted in political, economic, and social turmoil that has ...

RESEARCH REPORT

24th August 2022

Livelihoods in Afghanistan

In light of Afghanistan’s regime change, coupled with the pandemic and an already tenuous economic situation, it is critical to understand the livelih...

ARTICLE

30th July 2022

After the Gold Rush: How the Junta Created, and then Crushed...

The regime’s foreign exchange controls sparked a frenzy in gold smuggling to India, but since mid-May it has turned to familiar tactics – intimidation...

ARTICLE

23rd June 2022

Scam City: How the Coup Brought Shwe Kokko Back to Life

The Karen Border Guard Force is providing the military with frontline soldiers in exchange for business protection, allowing its “new city” project to...

RESEARCH REPORT

23rd June 2022

Border Towns, Markets and Conflict

This report aims to amplify a grounded understanding of the everyday reality of communities in fragile border areas, and how conflict shapes their liv...

RESEARCH REPORT

27th May 2022

Conflict and Development in the Myanmar-China Border Region

A report by Kachinland Research Centre explores the political, economic and conflict dynamics along Myanmar’s northeastern border with China

ARTICLE

26th May 2022

Migrants Face Arrest and Exploitation in Thailand’s Shadow E...

Thailand has just reopened its border to Myanmar workers, but a cumbersome application process and deepening poverty continues to push them down illeg...

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