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Conflict Economies

ARTICLE

7th September 2020

The Kayah State government’s fast-tracking of a Chinese company’s proposal to invest tens of millions of dollars in a forgotten industrial zone in the...

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd September 2020

Along the border between Tunisia and Libya, informal trade agreements led to a tight-knit border economy. But political changes in both Libya and Tuni...

BLOG

10th April 2020

As the coronavirus spread around the world from China in February, the Kayin State Border Guard Force smuggled into Myanmar thousands of Chinese worke...

ARTICLE

11th August 2020

The government’s experiment with live cattle exports upset the political economy in northern Shan State, where armed groups are heavily involved in th...

ARTICLE

27th July 2020

A lack of opportunities in Mon State has turned some migrants to smugglers to cross back into Thailand illegally.

ARTICLE

23rd July 2020

Local politicians in a border region known for its frequent outbreaks of violence hope to transform it into the “next Macau”, but will have to overcom...

RESEARCH REPORT

22nd July 2020

This report is the second report in a series looking at the relationship between modern-day Puntland, a semi-autonomous region of north-east Somalia, ...

PHOTO ESSAY

20th February 2020

A Yemeni scholar shares glimpses of his journey through remote eastern Yemen, where the war-torn country’s wealthy neighbors are jostling for influenc...

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...

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

7th December 2019

South Sudan’s borderland region with Sudan, in Northern Bahr el-Ghazal, is a hard place to make a living. Jobs are scarce, livelihoods insecure and mo...

BLOG

4th December 2019

It’s business as usual for cross-border trade in the Sulu Archipelago, off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, where enterprising men and wom...

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