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Request for Applications: Intersections of conflict and climate research award and Research Fellow

XCEPT is providing £500,000 for an awardee to build a body of research that explores responses at the intersection of climate and conflict. We are also accepting applications for an XCEPT Conflict and Climate Research Fellow to support this project.

Event report

15th July 2024
Researchers from across the Local Research Network gathered in Bangkok for a workshop hosted by The Asia Foundation.

Research report

26th June 2024
Women who engage in cross-border trade in conflict play crucial social and economic roles in their families and communities: this paper examines how t...

Working paper

17th May 2024
Understanding the effectiveness of peacekeeping operations is critical. This paper unpacks the key question: why are some operations successful while ...

Research report

16th May 2024
In their latest report, Conciliation Resources argue that locally based understanding of the roots and manifestations of violence, and of the foundati...

Research report

30th April 2024
This XCEPT research paper from Chatham House explores how the sector has become entangled in local and transnational conflict, and how policymakers ne...

Research report

25th April 2024
New research by David Mansfield and Alcis explores the extent to which the Taliban has concentrated power in the hands of Pashtun fighters and how the...

Research report

23rd April 2024
New research by Bodhi Global Analysis examines the gendered dimensions of the climate-conflict nexus in two cross-border conflict systems: the Mandera...

Research report

19th April 2024
A new report by Rift Valley Institute explores the impact of the devastating war in Sudan on the country’s neighbours.

Briefing paper

26th March 2024
This policy brief by Bodhi Global Analysis presents key findings and policy implications of research on the gendered dimensions of the climate-conflic...

Research report

23rd April 2024
New research by Bodhi Global Analysis examines the gendered dimensions of the climate-conflict nexus in two cross-border conflict systems: the Mandera...

Blog

22nd April 2024
The impacts of protracted conflict and climate change are felt more keenly in East Africa than almost anywhere else in the world. This means that inte...

Event

21st March 2024
Join this webinar on Thursday, 21 March 15:00-16:00 GMT, on Lebanon’s security assistance and border management, where experts will explore the impact...

News

28th February 2024
Please join recent XCEPT Research Fund awardees in discussion of what works in responding to transnational conflict.

Event

27th February 2024
Online Q&A discussion, 27 February 14:30 – 15:15 GMT/ 09:30 – 10:15 ET

Briefing paper

28th July 2023
This briefing note explores humanitarian responses to conflict-related trauma amongst men and boys, and finds that addressing male trauma supports ind...

Blog

28th June 2023
Dr Inna Rudolf is a Research Fellow on the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme at King’s College London. Here...

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Blog

22nd July 2024
XCEPT  researcher Nils Mallock on his experience researching the psychological causes of violent and high-risk political action in Iraq and Lebanon.

Video

15th July 2024
Researchers working in borderland regions of Asia, the Middle East and Africa share their experiences and approaches to conducting fieldwork.

Blog

2nd July 2024
XCEPT researchers at ICSR consider whether the heightened presence of the Soldiers of God militia in Lebanon is a new force, or an echo of old histori...

Podcast

27th June 2024
Why do groups enter into conflict when a peaceful resolution could be reached?

Blog

19th June 2024
South Sudan may be the youngest country in the world, but it’s already undergone a huge amount of violence – and the ongoing civil war in Sudan looks ...

Podcast

13th June 2024
What makes a person or a community resilient to violent extremism? Are these inherent characteristics or are they something that can be taught?

Blog

6th June 2024
How the continued existence of transnational smuggling networks highlight current issues in addressing and tackling the drivers and sources of conflic...

Blog

6th June 2024
XCEPT Research Fellow Patta Scott-Villiers considers what counts as ‘good evidence’ within the context of war, peace and instability, and explores met...

Podcast

6th June 2024
In the latest episode of the XCEPT Breaking Cycles of Violence miniseries, Dr Omar Mohammed and Dr Marc Zimmerman, interviewed by Dr Nafees Hamid (Kin...

Event

29th April 2024
Researchers from across the Local Research Network gathered in Bangkok for a workshop hosted by The Asia Foundation.

Event

27th March 2024
Join us on 27 March, 14:00 GMT to discuss changes to economic power in Afghanistan.

Event

26th March 2024
Join us and Bodhi Global Analysis on Tuesday 26 March to discuss recent findings from research on the gender, climate, and security nexus in the Horn ...

Event

22nd March 2024
Join us on Friday 22 March, 15:00-16:00 GMT, for a discussion on responses to transnational terrorist groups in West Africa.

Event

21st March 2024
Join this webinar on Thursday, 21 March 15:00-16:00 GMT, on Lebanon’s security assistance and border management, where experts will explore the impact...

Event

29th February 2024
On 29 February 2024, XCEPT partner Chatham House will hold a webinar focusing on Niger’s coup and regional security implications.

Event

27th February 2024
Online Q&A discussion, 27 February 14:30 – 15:15 GMT/ 09:30 – 10:15 ET

Event

14th December 2023
On 14 December 2023, XCEPT partner Chatham House will hold a webinar focusing on the increasingly complex web of national, military, and militant inte...

Event

13th June 2023
On 13 and 14 June 2023, XCEPT hosted a workshop in Nairobi that brought together policymakers, researchers and practitioners to consider research and ...

Event

5th May 2023
As part of PeaceCon 2023, Nika Saeedi, Dr Nafees Hamid, Dr Simbal Khan and Amadou Tall will provide insights on how development practitioners and poli...

Event

4th May 2023
As part of PeaceCon 2023, Janet Adama Mohammed, Dr. Patta Scott-Villiers and Umar Abdullahi Eggi will present findings from research on changes in cro...

Event

28th March 2023
This online XCEPT panel discussion assessed the differing impacts on the Horn of Africa and Syria of disruption of global commodities, such as grain, ...

Event

27th March 2023
At this event Dr Fiona McEwen, Dr Nafees Hamid, and Dr Rajan Basra offer up new perspectives on what can motivate someone to engage in terrorism, and ...

Event

20th February 2023
At this event, King’s College London researchers Dr Craig Larkin and Dr Inna Rudolf will explore how competing narratives of a traumatic past are shap...

News

26th October 2022
Addressing securitization in conflict zones in Africa, the Middle East, and Asia

Event

20th July 2022
As part of the Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) program, the X-Border Local Research Network held a report launch event to ex...

Event

26th May 2022
The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme held a panel event to discuss the experiences of young people growing...

Event

20th January 2022
The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme held a virtual panel discussion exploring how technology is advancing...

Event

7th December 2021
On 7 December, XCEPT team members Dr Alexander Ramsbotham of Conciliation Resources and Peter Beaumont of Satellite Applications Catapult took part in...

Event

22nd January 2021
To discuss the Algerian-Tunisian border relationship, the Carnegie Middle East Center hosted a virtual panel discussion on Monday, June 22nd. The eve...

Event

22nd January 2021
On Friday, January 22, the Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center held a virtual panel discussion to examine the local actors and geopolitical s...

Event

19th October 2020
This is an interactive report on how individuals move and interact across borders and transnationally. The report summarises the outcomes of these di...

Event

20th August 2020
The session provides insights into the needs of refugees, their coping strategies, family ties abroad, and the adequacy and limitations of the current...

Event

20th August 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...

Our research

XCEPT consists of three research components with different constellations of research partners:

X-Border Local Research Network

What are the causes and implications of conflict in border areas? How can we develop local research skills to investigate these issues?

Transnational Conflict Dynamics and Policy Responses

How do conflicts connect across borders through flows of people, weapons, and resources? How should policy responses adapt?

Violent and Peaceful Behaviour

What behavioural factors drive violence and enable peace? What are the implications for recovery and conflict prevention?  

What is XCEPT?

The Cross-Border Conflict Evidence, Policy and Trends (XCEPT) research programme brings together world-leading experts to examine conflict-affected borderlands, how conflicts connect across borders, and the drivers of violent and peaceful behaviour.

Funded by UK International Development, XCEPT offers actionable research to inform policies and programmes that support peace.

PARTNERS

Chemonics International is one of the world’s leading partners in international development. As the world’s largest government funded development practitioner, Chemonics has a unique understanding of what works on programmes across fragile and conflict affected states.

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The Asia Foundation is a non-profit international development organisation committed to improving lives across a dynamic and developing Asia.

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Chatham House is a world-leading policy institute, with a mission to help governments and societies build a sustainably secure, prosperous, and just world.

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King’s College London (KCL) is a public research university and a member institution of the federal University of London. Research is core to King’s: it is what we do, what we care about and how we educate.

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Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, that is part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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The Rift Valley Institute (RVI) is an independent, non-profit organisation, founded in Sudan in 2001, whose researchers currently work across eastern and central Africa.

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Conciliation Resources is an independent international organisation working with people involved in conflict to prevent violence and build peace, and providing advice, support and practical resources.

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The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent, innovation and technology research organisation. Our mission is ‘to innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites. We help organisations make use of, and benefit from, satellite technologies.

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