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Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2020


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.

In this Fall 2020 issue, we cover:

  • Local conflict drivers and violent extremism in the Southern Philippines
  • The importance of cross-border armed groups to Sudan’s peace transition
  • Syria’s treacherous internal boundaries

Published by the X-Border Local Research Network—a partnership between The Asia Foundation, the Carnegie Middle East Center, the Rift Valley Institute, and their local partners—it draws on recent research and analysis produced by the project to interpret current events from the perspective of border regions. 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.

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Posted January 12, 2021
Related locations: Philippines
Related programs: Conflict and Fragile Conditions, X-Border Local Research Network
Related topics: Countering Violent Extremism, Peripheral Vision