Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands sheds light on how political, security and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, conversely, how border dynamics shape change and transition at the national level.

In this issue we cover:

– War and peace in the Sudan-Ethiopia borderlands;

– Border crossings, roads and regional politics in Iraq; and

– How anti-coup protests affect conflict dynamics in Myanmar’s North-Eastern borderlands.

Produced by the X-Border Local Research Network—a partnership between The Asia Foundation, the Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local partners—it draws on recent research and analysis produced by the project to interpret current events from the perspective of border regions. PERIPHERAL VISION is published twice a year, as a timely update of dynamics on the ground,