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Borderlands

Communities that sit in conflict-affected borderlands are often subject to a complex combination of cultural and geographical factors. XCEPT’s research into these conflict areas explores local governance, other influential actors, and the alternative institutions and strategies that borderland communities rely upon to protect themselves against violence and abuse. It also examines how economic transitions, markets, and trade are affected by changes in the social and political context of a borderland community.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners that investigate the unique contexts of conflict-affected borderlands.

RESEARCH REPORT

24th November 2021

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

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

BLOG

20th October 2021

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

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd October 2021

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

BLOG

14th September 2021

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

BLOG

Unfinished Business in Daraa

Armenak Tokmajyan

25th August 2021

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

RESEARCH REPORT

16th August 2021

Unequal Adaptations considers how Little Ice Age (c1640-c1820) and the 1887 introduction of rinderpest can help us better understand the Horn of Afr...

PODCAST

21st July 2021

When the Myanmar military reclaimed power in February after a decade of democratic government, it disrupted the delicate peace process with Myanmar’s ...

RESEARCH REPORT

16th July 2021

This XCEPT research report examines the intersection of armed actors, gold mining and migration in the tri-border area of Chad, Libya and Sudan. The...

NEWSLETTER

23rd June 2021

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

RESEARCH REPORT

14th June 2021

Border markets on Yemen’s northwestern border with Saudi Arabia gave rise to a distinct economic system and bridged communities. Yet the war in Yeme...

BRIEFING PAPER

14th June 2021

This policy brief, a joint publication by Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University (CPJ), and The Asia Foundation, conveys findings from a rapid ...

BRIEFING PAPER

14th June 2021

This policy brief, a joint publication by Centre for Peace and Justice, Brac University (CPJ), and The Asia Foundation, conveys findings from a rapid ...

ARTICLE

2nd June 2021

Idlib is heavily dependent on the delivery of aid, the disruption of which would almost surely create a humanitarian crisis.

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