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Transnational Flows

Violence and conflict spread across borders through flows of people, weapons, resources and goods along pathways that are often centuries old. Borderland communities, which frequently share social, linguistic and cultural ties, often are enmeshed in these flows.  XCEPT sheds light on the web of interactions that connect conflicts across borders and regions, sustaining both conflict actors and the communities coping with long-term instability.

Below you can find and download publications by XCEPT partners exploring transnational flows and cross-border conflict.


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...

Research report

31st October 2019
This study describes the networks involved in the trade of high value goods and commodities across the Sulu archipelago.

Research report

26th June 2019
The report examines a frame of reference for understanding the fragmented and contingent futures that people in the borderland are navigating.

Research report

5th June 2019
The aim of this study is to better understand the communal connections that exist between populations in northern Somalia and southern Yemen.

Research report

16th May 2019
An introduction to the work of The Asia Foundation, Rift Valley Institute, and the Carnegie Middle East Center on the X-Border Local Research Network....


Governing at the Margins: A Patchwork of Policies and Practi...

31st August 2023
Six years after the forced displacement of over a million Rohingya people from Myanmar, the day-to-day support required by Rohingya refugees and human...


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