Views from the Borderlands sheds light on how political, security and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, reversely, how border dynamics shape change and transition at the national level. In this first issue, we cover:

  • Borderland economies and the recent political transitions in Sudan and South Sudan;
  • The importance of Afghanistan’s border regions in forming a sustainable peace;
  • Spatial and economic disparities along Algeria’s eastern border; and
  • Competition between Saudi Arabia and Oman in Yemen’s al Mahra governorate.