The Armed Conflict Survey provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts, as well as data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced persons. Compiled by the IISS, publisher of The Military Balance, it is the standard reference work on contemporary conflict.
The book assesses key developments in 36 high-, medium- and low-intensity conflicts, including those in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Israel–Palestine, Southern Thailand, Colombia and Ukraine.
The Armed Conflict Survey features essays by some of the world’s leading experts on armed conflict, including Mats Berdal, Elisabeth Jean Wood, Julia Bleckner, Nelly Lahoud, William Reno and Carrie Manning. They write on:
• UN peacekeeping;
• conflict-related sexual violence;
• the Islamic State’s shifting narrative;
• the changing foundations of governance by armed groups; and
• rebel-to-party transitions.
The authors’ discussion of principal thematic and cross-national trends complements the detailed analysis of each conflict at the core of the book.
The Armed Conflict Survey also includes maps, infographics and multi-year data, as well as the IISS Chart of Conflict.
Table of Contents
Chapter One - Thematic Essays
Whither UN Peacekeeping?
Conflict-related Sexual Violence
The Islamic State’s Shifting Narrative
The Changing Foundations of Governance by Armed Groups
Chapter Two - Maps, Graphics and Data
Territory lost by ISIS and operations against the group in
Ten years of Mexico’s ‘war on drugs’
Distribution of highest reported level of rape during civil war
Refugee movements to selected non-Western countries
Global conflict fatalities
Myanmar’s newest insurgency
Chapter Three - Middle East
Mali (The Sahel)
Chapter Four - Sub-Saharan Africa
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria (Boko Haram)
Nigeria (Delta Region)
Sudan (Blue Nile, Darfur and South Kordofan)
Chapter Five - South Asia
Chapter Six - Asia-Pacific
Chapter Seven - Europe and Eurasia
Russia (North Caucasus)
Chapter Eight - Latin America
Central America (Northern Triangle)
Chapter Nine - Explanatory Notes