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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

21st October 2019

This report outlines how the changing economy has affected social relations in the Northern Bahr el-Ghazal borderlands.

BLOG

Boundary Disputes 

Harith Hasan

26th September 2019

As its authority has weakened, the Iraqi central government’s control over its borders has also eroded.

BLOG

Much More Than a Border 

Kheder Khaddour

2nd September 2019

Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.

RESEARCH REPORT

30th August 2019

A study of the importance of cross-border trade for livelihoods and the economy of border districts.

BLOG

6th August 2019

Review of research carried out in Baargal on the eastern side of Cape Guardafui; Bareeda, on the north coast, and Xaabo.

BLOG

22nd July 2019

The United Arab Emirates is reducing its forces in Yemen, but remains the most powerful actor in the south.

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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RESEARCH REPORT

5th June 2019

The aim of this study is to better understand the communal connections that exist between populations in northern Somalia and southern Yemen.

BLOG

22nd March 2019

The Yemen war has opened a subtle but acute season of popular discontent and regional rivalry in Mahra, stuck in a three-players game among Saudis, E...

ARTICLE

19th March 2019

Despite a hardened border, smugglers continue to find a way. Together, Algeria and Morocco need to de-incentivize smuggling and reduce corruption.

BLOG

8th March 2019

African illegal migrants are entering Yemen in greater numbers, despite the ongoing war there.

BLOG

19th October 2018

In Mahrah Governorate, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are working to curtail Omani influence.

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