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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’.

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...

BRIEFING PAPER

6th January 2020

This paper explained the diverse local organisational networks behind Sudan’s revolution and the attempts by the emerging political elites to co-opt n...

BLOG

A Line in the Sand

Kheder Khaddour

22nd February 2019

The Syrian-Iraqi border has become a point of confrontation among regional and international powers.

BLOG

19th October 2018

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

RESEARCH REPORT

30th August 2019

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

RESEARCH REPORT

17th June 2019

South Sudan’s subsistence system is being replaced by a market economy – this report looks at the consequences.

SPOTLIGHT

The Iraqi-Syrian Border Post-ISIS: Local Actors, Geopolitica...

22nd January 2021
On Friday, January 22, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center held a virtual panel discussion to examine the local actors and geopolitical s...
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