In Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, conflict and instability endure in contested border regions where local tensions connect with regional and global dynamics. The Asia Foundation, the Rift Valley Institute, and the Carnegie Middle East Center are working together to better understand the causes and impacts of conflict in these border areas and their international dimensions, support more effective policymaking and development programming, and build the capacity of their local partners to leverage research to advocate for peaceful change.About UsProgram Brochureعربي
Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands sheds light on how political, security, and socio-economic developments affect the people living in contested borderlands and, reversely, how border dynamics shape change and transition at the national level. Peripheral Vision is published twice a year, as a timely update of dynamics on the ground, while also highlighting the latest news from the X-Border Local Research Network’s activities.
After a decade of civil war, Syria’s border with Turkey is divided. Yet long-term stability will require a peace agreement that treats the border as an indivisible whole.
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The complex situation along Syria’s northern border with Turkey makes any settlement there difficult.
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As Yemen’s conflict rages on, the main obstacle to achieving southern Yemenis’ political aspirations has become rivalries among southern political groups. Here’s where the rivalries come from and how they shape southern Yemen today.
The attack of January 17 will force the United Arab Emirates to make one of two choices, neither of them desirable.
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