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RESEARCH REPORT

23rd April 2021

This paper suggests that the upcoming elections in Iraq will not be game-changers, but merely support the extension of the current domination of polit...

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

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...

BLOG

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...

INTERVIEW

2nd September 2020

The Covid-19 crisis has once again focused attention on political fragmentation in Myanmar, especially along ethnic divides.

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