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What the Taliban’s Rise to Power Means for the Mobility of A...

Haroun Rahimi, Development Consultant and Assistant Professor of Law at the American University of Afghanistan

3rd December 2021

Haroun Rahimi, from the American University of Afghanistan, explores the multidirectional impact that the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan has had on...

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1st December 2021

Ethiopia’s devastating civil war recently entered into its second year and, to achieve peace, both sides in the conflict need to accept some difficult...

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12th November 2021

As an entrenched military elite tries to protect extensive economic and political interests despite no public support, parts of the old regime are rea...

RESEARCH REPORT

3rd October 2021

Regularly Irregular focuses on the Gaashamo corridor—a series of small border crossings between Ethiopia and Somaliland—to analyze the everyday govern...

RESEARCH REPORT

1st October 2021

Lasanod: City at the Margins examines the economic and political consequences of this ambiguous borderland status, which has led to new forms of reven...

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14th September 2021

A conversation with Joseph Diing Majok in South Sudan on his scholarship-winning research under the XCEPT programme.

NEWSLETTER

23rd June 2021

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

RESEARCH REPORT

14th May 2021

This research addresses the reasons behind the failure of Basra’s local government in providing services to its citizens and analyses the impact of th...

RESEARCH REPORT

21st April 2021

This report focuses on the borderland region between Sudan and Ethiopia, using gold-mining and trade to examine transnational flows of people and comm...

RESEARCH REPORT

30th March 2021

The Iraqi-Syrian border continues to be geopolitically restless. Kurdish parties have taken advantage of central government weaknesses to increase t...

RESEARCH REPORT

1st March 2021

This report by Verso Consulting unpacks the complexity of Pakistan’s border dynamics with Afghanistan by focusing research activity on three key bo...

WORKING PAPER

18th February 2021

In Baghdad, violence, property and consumption are inextricably linked. This has spawned social-spatial transformations benefitting the political-econ...

ARTICLE

11th February 2021

As Egypt and Ethiopia negotiate the details of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, tensions are on the rise. Sudan, which has vested interest in the ...

ARTICLE

1st February 2021

Protesters in the marginalized city of Tataouine have successfully forced the hand of Tunisia’s government, becoming an inspiration for other struggli...

RESEARCH REPORT

25th January 2021

By surveying the views of federal and local officials with direct experiences of the decentralisation process in Iraq, this paper seeks to understand ...

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