X-Border Local Research Network

 

Peripheral Vision: Views from the Borderlands – Fall 2019

November 18, 2019

Publication

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. Published by the X-Border Local Research Network—a partnership between The Asia Foundation, the… Read more

 

New Asia Foundation Report Details Informal Maritime Trade in the Southern Philippines

October 31, 2019

News Post

The Asia Foundation releases Trade in the Sulu Archipelago: Informal Economies Amidst Maritime Security Challenges, which examines how goods are transported and traded between Sabah and the Southern Philippines. This study describes the networks of formal and informal actors involved in the trade, and the various ports and channels they pass throug… Read more

 

Trade in the Sulu Archipelago: Informal Economies Amidst Maritime Security Challenges

October 31, 2019

Publication

This study describes the networks of formal and informal actors involved in the trade, and the various ports and channels they pass through when importing high value goods and commodities across the Sulu archipelago. The findings are based off key informant interviews conducted by local research teams in early 2019 with local traders, boat operator… Read more

 

The Asia Foundation Releases Study on Trade and Livelihoods in the Afghanistan-Pakistan borderlands

September 3, 2019

News Post

Securing borders is a key challenge for the Afghan State. Border security is inseparable from the larger war effort, as insurgents take advantage of porous borders to seek refuge in neighboring countries. Cross-border trade is also vital to the Afghan economy. Customs duties are the most important single source of government revenue, yet considerab… Read more

 

Trade and Livelihoods in the Afghanistan-Pakistan Borderlands

August 30, 2019

Publication

Securing borders and regulating cross-border trade is a key challenge for the Afghan State. Border security is inseparable from the larger war effort. In border areas, a vast share of the local population makes a living from both licit and illicit trade, much of which evades taxation. However, taming corruption and enforcing stricter border control… Read more

 

Understanding Conflict in Border Regions

May 16, 2019

Publication

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. Learn… Read more