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Conflict Dynamics

Events since the so-called Arab Spring and ongoing instability in the Horn of Africa, Sahel, and South Asia highlight how regional conflicts are changing.

The movement of weapons, people and resources across borders are the result of new formal and informal structures that sustain conflicts by empowering armed actors and subduing local communities.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners that examine how these structures interact, also known as ‘conflict dynamics’.

INTERVIEW

2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has once again focused attention on political fragmentation in Myanmar, especially along ethnic divides.

RESEARCH REPORT

14th July 2020

In southern Syria, the regime, opposition, foreign powers, and local groups navigate a contentious zone of conflict. Any shift in this delicate balanc...

EVENT

8th July 2020

This discussion, held in Arabic, provides an overview of the geo-political implications of involvement in Yemen.

RESEARCH REPORT

29th June 2020

South Sudan is one of the hungriest places on earth – this report explains how reliance on regional grain markets is shaping its international relatio...

BLOG

The War Comes Home

Ahmed Nagi

18th June 2020

The Yemen conflict has affected Saudi border areas and is changing the public’s thinking in the kingdom.

ARTICLE

17th June 2020

The safe return of migrant workers from Thailand amid the pandemic has required an unprecedented degree of cooperation between the government and arme...

BRIEFING PAPER

16th June 2020

An examination of how experiences of conflict, displacement and mobility have changed what people in South Sudan grow and eat.

RESEARCH REPORT

8th June 2020

The Syrian-Turkish border has also allowed Turkey to play a greater role in Syria, fulfilling Turkish regional ambitions while also generating economi...

BLOG

Beyond the Line in the Sand

Armenak Tokmajyan

3rd June 2020

Syria’s conflict has transformed the conditions of tribal clan notables who have sought refuge in Jordan.

BLOG

A Fluid Frontier

Kheder Khaddour

3rd June 2020

Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.

BRIEFING PAPER

29th April 2020

Coronavirus has caused import volumes into South Sudan to plummet by 50% – having profound effects on stressed food systems.

INTERVIEW

15th April 2020

In an interview, Harith Hasan and Kheder Khaddour discuss their recent paper on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

BLOG

15th April 2020

Mindanao, despite its legacy as a strife-ridden region, is still known to us as the “Land of Promise.”

BLOG

14th April 2020

Disasters and crises—floods, earthquakes, wars, and of course pandemics—shine an unforgiving light on society’s problems and tensions. As the Covid-19...

RESEARCH REPORT

31st March 2020

The Iraqi-Syrian border near Qaim and Bukamal has become a magnet for conflict, as Iraqi and Syrian state actors compete with Iranian-backed nonstate ...

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