Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Spring 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 Spring 2020 issue, we cover:

  • The stakes in the Syrian-Turkish border zone
  • Localizing aid in Bangladesh’s cross-border Rohingya refugee crisis
  • The impact of COVID-19 on contested borders
  • Cross-border bargaining in South Sudan’s new transitional government

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.

Posted June 5, 2020
Related locations: Bangladesh
Related programs: X-Border Local Research Network
Related topics: Peripheral Vision