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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.

ARTICLE

1st February 2023

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

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

21st December 2022

During 2022, XCEPT’s team of researchers experimented with remote data gathering, questioned assumptions about drivers of violence, and uncovered how ...

ARTICLE

9th December 2022

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

30th November 2022

A system involving doctors, pharmacists, political parties, armed groups, and businesspeople fuels corruption and conflict in a medicine supply chain ...

RESEARCH REPORT

9th November 2022

As part of a wider attempt to increase export revenues amidst weak economic performance, Ethiopian authorities doubled the price of khat for exports t...

SPOTLIGHT

XCEPT Workshop: Local, People-Focused Policymaking

26th October 2022
Addressing securitization in conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia
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NEWS

26th October 2022

Addressing securitization in conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

RESEARCH REPORT

26th October 2022

Saudi Arabia’s security is contingent on Yemen’s stability and economic prosperity. As such, Riyadh should help revive Yemen’s moribund economy, in bo...

ARTICLE

5th October 2022

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

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...

RESEARCH REPORT

21st September 2022

Tunisia’s planned free trade zone in Ben Guerdane has stalled while similar projects in Libya have advanced. If Tunisian authorities move quickly to r...

BLOG

15th September 2022

The case of the Salafi groups underscores the complex evolution of cross-border exchange of religious ideas, with external powers able to grow influen...

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