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3rd June 2020
Syria’s conflict has transformed the conditions of tribal clan notables who have sought refuge in Jordan.

Blog

3rd June 2020
Turkey is altering the nature of Syrian border areas, perhaps presaging more far-reaching steps.

Research report

27th May 2020
Smuggling goods across the border between Algeria and Tunisia has created a parallel economy for marginalized border populations. Law enforcement and ...

Blog

29th April 2020
Economies in the Middle East and North Africa are suffering from supply chain problems due to the coronavirus.

Video

27th April 2020
In an interview, Ahmed Nagi discusses the dangers of the coronavirus in a country already facing a terrible conflict.

Video

15th April 2020
In an interview, Harith Hasan and Kheder Khaddour discuss their recent paper on the Iraqi-Syrian border.

Research report

31st March 2020
The Iraqi-Syrian border near Qaim and Bukamal has become a magnet for conflict, as Iraqi and Syrian state actors compete with Iranian-backed nonstate ...

Research report

31st March 2020
Mahra in eastern Yemen has relied on a tribal code of conduct to escape the worst excesses of the country’s civil war. Localized forms of conflict man...

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

10th February 2020
The country’s suffering has been exacerbated by the rise of internal borders, from which militias have greatly benefited.

Blog

27th January 2020
In conducting research in the Middle East, don’t ignore the importance of the personal.

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...

Blog

26th September 2019
As its authority has weakened, the Iraqi central government’s control over its borders has also eroded.

Blog

2nd September 2019
Albukamal and Qaim lie on a Syrian-Iraqi boundary that has had regional implications for decades.

Blog

6th August 2019
Review of research carried out in Baargal on the eastern side of Cape Guardafui; Bareeda, on the north coast, and Xaabo.

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