'Talking Borders'

Ceuta (Photo Jaume Castan Pinos, 2008)
Ceuta (Photo Jaume Castan Pinos, 2008)

An Audio Archive

The Talking Borders audio archive is a collection of interviews with academics, journalists, UN personnel and specialists talking about territorial and boundary issues around the world. The archive was produced by Simon James, Oxford University, for the Centre for International Borders Research between April 2005 and November 2008. 

The talks can be heard via Open Source Audio by following the links below:

 

Abkhazia: The disputed territory of Abkhazia and historical and contemporary relations with Georgia.
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-abkhazia
Talk by Dr Christian A. Nielsen, Associate Professor, University of Aarhus, Denmark, October 2008.


Basque Country: Identity and Status within 
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-basque-country
Talk by Professor Jan Mansvelt Beck, University of Amsterdam, July 2007.


Bolivia: The history of the conflict
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-bolivia
Talk by Dr Bruce Farcau, September 2007
Note on narrator: Dr Bruce Farcau, has been an officer in the U.S. Foreign Service for nearly 20 years and has served at posts throughout Latin America and Western Europe. He is author of The Ten Cents War: Chile, Peru and Bolivia in the War of the Pacific 1879-1884 (Greendwood Press, 2000).


China: International boundary and territorial disputes, including Tibet and Xinjiang
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-china
Talk by Dr Michael Dillon, August 2007.
Note on narrator: Dr Michael Dillon is Visiting Professor at Tsinghua University in Beijing and was founding Director of the Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Durham. He is the author of Contemporary China - An Introduction (Routledge, 2008).


Cyprus: Keeping the Peace in Cyprus' Buffer Zone
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-cyprus
Talk by Brian Kelly on Cyprus, April 2007.
Note on Narrator: Brian Kelly is official spokesperson for the United Nations Peace-Keeping Force in Cyprus (UNFICYP).


Falkland (Malvinas) Islands: The historical and contemporary dispute over the status of the islands 
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-falkland-islands
Talk by Professor Lowell Gustafson, Associate Dean, Villanova University, USA, August 2007.


Ferghana Valley and other Central Asian boundaries
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-ferghana-valley
Talk by Dr Nick Megoran, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, November 2008.


Ivory Coast: The conflict and confidence zone
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-ivory-coast
Talk by Gilles Yabi, Senior Analyst for International Crisis Group, October 2007.


Kashmir: The Line of Control and the status of Kashmir
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-kashmir
Talk by Victoria Schofield, University of Bradford, June 2007.

Korea: The Korean Demilitarized Zone 
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-korea

Talk by Professor Roland Bleiker, Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland, Australia, December 2006.


Kosovo: Ethnic division and forced migration
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-kosovo
Talk by Minna Jarvenpaa. former UN administrator of Mitrovica, July 2005.


Kuril Islands: The dispute between Japan and USSR / Russia
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-kuril-islands
Talk by Professor Kimie Hara, Renison Research Professor in East Asian Studies,University of Waterloo, Canada, February 2006.


Northern Ireland: The Creation and Impact of the Irish Border
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-northern-ireland
Talk by Dr Eoin Magennis, Queen's University Belfast, April 2005.


Nagorny Karabakh (Azerbaijan and Armenia)
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-nagorny-karabakh
Talk by Thomas de Waal, April 2005. 
Note on narrator: Thomas de Waal is editor and project director of the programme on the Caucasus of the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR) and the author of Black Garden: Azerbaijan and Armenia through Peace and War (New York University Press, 2004). 


West Papua's Act of Free Choice
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-papua  
Talk by Dr John Saltford on West Papua, May 2007.
Note on Narrator: John Saltford is author of The United Nations and the Indonesian Takeover of West Papua (RoutledgeCurzon, 2003).


Somaliland: The unrecognised state of Somaliland and its relations with Somalia and Puntland
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-somaliland
Talk by Dr Michael Walls, University College London, UK, December 2007.


South Ossetia: Its Identity and its Relations with Georgia
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-south-ossetia 
Talk by Dr Christian A. Nielsen, University of Arhus, Denmark, October 2008.


Sudan: Demarking the Sudanese Boundary 
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-sudan 
Talk by Dr Douglas Johnson, March 2007.
Note on Narrator: Douglas Johnson was a member of the Abyei Boundaries Commission and is the author of The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars (Oxford University Presss, 2003). 


Tajikistan and its Making
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-tajikistan
Talk by Dr Paul Bergne, June 2006.
Note on Narrator: Paul Bergne was a former British ambassador to Uzbekistan and Tajikistan and Research Fellow at the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at Oxford Univeristy. He authored The Birth of Tajikistan: National Identity and the Origins of the Republic (I B Tauris & Co Ltd, 2007).


Western Sahara: Lines in the Sand
http://www.archive.org/details/talking-borders-western-sahara
Talk by Tim Braunholtz, April 2006.
Note on Narrator: Tim Braunholtz is a writer for Sahara Analysis, an online newsletter published by the Western Sahara Campaign UK.