Cross-border drivers of conflict across Sudan, Egypt, and Jordan


What is the evidence base on cross-border conflict drivers/breaks that exist across Sudan, Egypt, and Jordan?


Conflict drivers/breaks often affect multiple countries simultaneously. Moreover, conflict drivers such as violent extremism; migration; and goods trafficking are often interlinked (Browne, 2013, p. 1). Migration and trafficking often follow the same geographical routes through multiple countries, and can also involve weapons smuggling for extremist groups. Moreover, extremists’ movements across borders can frequently interact with trafficking for profit (Browne, 2013, p. 1). This report provides an overview of the evidence on cross-border conflict drivers/breaks along the Sudan – Egypt – Jordan route. As the evidence base linking these countries together is very limited, this report also includes literature that addresses conflict/drivers breaks that occur in just some of the countries covered in this report. The majority of the literature uncovered while undertaking research for this report looks at potential conflict drivers in the countries considered, rather than at conflict breaks.


Suggested citation

Strachan, A.L. (2017). Cross border drivers of conflict. K4D Helpdesk Report. Brighton, UK: Institute of Development Studies.