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Transnational Flows

Violence and conflict spread across borders through flows of people, weapons, resources and goods along pathways that are often centuries old. Borderland communities, which frequently share social, linguistic and cultural ties, often are enmeshed in these flows.  XCEPT sheds light on the web of interactions that connect conflicts across borders and regions, sustaining both conflict actors and the communities coping with long-term instability.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners exploring transnational flows and cross-border conflict.

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...

BLOG

An Art Unto Itself

Armenak Tokmajyan

27th January 2020

In conducting research in the Middle East, don’t ignore the importance of the personal.

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 wome...

NEWSLETTER

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...

RESEARCH REPORT

31st October 2019

This study describes the networks involved in the trade of high value goods and commodities across the Sulu archipelago.

BRIEFING PAPER

1st September 2019

The impacts of South Sudan’s cross-border agreement with Khartoum.

RESEARCH REPORT

26th June 2019

The report examines a frame of reference for understanding the fragmented and contingent futures that people in the borderland are navigating.

RESEARCH REPORT

5th June 2019

The aim of this study is to better understand the communal connections that exist between populations in northern Somalia and southern Yemen.

RESEARCH REPORT

16th May 2019

An introduction to the work of The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and the Carnegie Middle East Center on the X-Border Local Research Network....

BLOG

8th March 2019

African illegal migrants are entering Yemen in greater numbers, despite the ongoing war there.

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