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Communities that sit in conflict-affected borderlands are often subject to a complex combination of cultural and geographical factors. XCEPT’s research into these conflict areas explores local governance, other influential actors, and the alternative institutions and strategies that borderland communities rely upon to protect themselves against violence and abuse. It also examines how economic transitions, markets, and trade are affected by changes in the social and political context of a borderland community.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners that investigate the unique contexts of conflict-affected borderlands.

Article

30th November 2022
A system involving doctors, pharmacists, political parties, armed groups, and businesspeople fuels corruption and conflict in a medicine supply chain ...

Research report

9th November 2022
As part of a wider attempt to increase export revenues amidst weak economic performance, Ethiopian authorities doubled the price of khat for exports t...

Research report

1st November 2022
Focusing on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, this report examines the historical origins of the Red Sea region’s structural food insecurit...

News

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

Research report

26th October 2022
Saudi Arabia’s security is contingent on Yemen’s stability and economic prosperity. As such, Riyadh should help revive Yemen’s moribund economy, in bo...

Article

5th October 2022
The military regime’s attempts to restrict imports and ration foreign currency have boosted illicit border trade at Myawaddy in Kayin State, putting i...

SPOTLIGHT

XCEPT Workshop: Local, People-Focused Policymaking

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

21st September 2022
Tunisia’s planned free trade zone in Ben Guerdane has stalled while similar projects in Libya have advanced. If Tunisian authorities move quickly to r...

Blog

15th September 2022
The case of the Salafi groups underscores the complex evolution of cross-border exchange of religious ideas, with external powers able to grow influen...

Blog

15th September 2022
When the military launched a coup against the civilian government in October 2021, some of the rebel leaders sided with the country’s generals, rather...

Blog

30th August 2022
The capture of fertile agricultural land in Western Tigray and the eastern Sudanese Al Fashaga region sheds light on how profits from cash crops help ...

Blog

25th August 2022
In August 2022 it will be five years since the start of one of the world’s most severe humanitarian crises, yet the political and security dynamics su...

Research report

24th August 2022
The collapse of the Government of Afghanistan in August 2021 and takeover by the Taliban resulted in political, economic, and social turmoil that has ...

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