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Conflict Response

Effective conflict responses rely on a nuanced understanding of conflict contexts that can identify effective interventions that minimise unintended impacts.

Although conflict dynamics frequently extend across borders, responses remain state centric. Making sense of the complexity of cross-border political and economic networks helps policymakers to determine ‘what works’.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners that examine current forms of conflict response, and recommend strategies for integrating responses across local, national, and regional levels.


19th October 2020

A focus on recent research on local populations’ everyday experience of transnational connectedness in the Horn and the implications for the aid and d...


19th October 2020

The session provides insights into the needs of refugees, their coping strategies, family ties abroad, and the adequacy and limitations of the current...


8th July 2020

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


2nd December 2020

How political, security and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, reversely, how border dynamics shape ch...


A Fluid Frontier

Kheder Khaddour

2nd October 2020

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


5th February 2020

A violent campaign of persecution has driven an exodus of Myanmar’s Muslim Rohingya minority from the northern state of Rakhine into neighboring count...


22nd January 2020

In Games without Rules, author and former Asia Foundation colleague Tamim Ansary argues that bringing rural Afghanistan under centralized rule has bee...


18th November 2019

Joint bulletin from the X-Border Local research Network about recent research and activities from The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and Carn...


31st March 2020

Mahra in eastern Yemen has relied on a tribal code of conduct to escape the worst excesses of the country’s civil war. Localized forms of conflict man...


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