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
Notes on Methodology
Humanitarian Aid as a Weapon of War
Conflict Expansion to Cities
Armed Conflict and Forced Displacement
The Security Implications of Climate Change
Brazil (Rio de Janeiro)
3 Europe and Eurasia
Tanzanian soldiers from the UN
peacekeeping mission in Central
African Republic (MINUSCA)
4 Middle East and North Africa
5 South Asia
6 Sub-Saharan Africa
Central African Republic
The Democratic Republic of the Congo
Lake Chad Basin (Boko Haram)
Mali (The Sahel)
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