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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

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 ...

BRIEFING PAPER

11th December 2020

In February 2020 Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, appointed Hussein Abdel Bagi—head of the South Sudan Opposition Alliance (SSOA)—as one of his five ...

RESEARCH REPORT

20th November 2020

This report, prepared by the Afghan Center for Socio-Economic and Opinion Research (ACSOR), conveys findings through a qualitative analysis to unders...

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Permission to Kill

Armenak Tokmajyan

22nd October 2020

The rules of what is deemed acceptable political behavior are constantly shifting in Syria, with perilous consequences.

ARTICLE

22nd September 2020

The Ta’ang National Liberation Army and Kachin Independence Army have fought side by side for decades, but recent abuses against civilians underscore ...

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...

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