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Conflict Response

International conflict response needs to innovate to meet the challenges of cross-border conflict. XCEPT research on conflict response centres on breaking the confines of state-centric policy and planning to better address the transnational dimensions of conflict. By applying a transnational lens to analysis of conflict response mechanisms, and comparing interventions in varied contexts, the research aims to surface obstacles to improved international, regional, and bilateral responses across borders and highlight opportunities for policy adaptation.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners that examine why some interventions succeed but others fail, and how international conflict response systems should adapt to meet the challenges of cross-border conflict and the shifting international order.


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...


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...


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...


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


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...


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...


19th April 2023
The supply chain of a seemingly innocuous cash crop – sesame – has intersected with transnational conflict dynamics, exacerbating tensions between Eth...

Research report

19th April 2023
This report examines how cross-border tensions and interlinked crises in Ethiopia and Sudan jeopardize security and development in those countries and...

Research report

6th April 2023
This rapid evidence synthesis provides evidence, guidance, and lessons on disaster relief and reconstruction in fragile and conflict-affected situatio...


5th April 2023
The conflict supply chain of wheat from Ukraine and Russia to Syria highlights interlinkages between the conflicts and the role of sanctions in drivin...


29th March 2023
Progress on Sudan’s democratic transition has gained momentum and a solution may be in sight. International pressure is essential to reach an agreemen...


15th February 2023
Do trauma interventions work? What are the most effective interventions in conflict zones? In this episode of the Breaking Cycles of Conflict podcast,...


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