Four sections present a thorough overview of current issues in the politics of conflict in historical perspective. Essay chapters written by a variety of academic and other experts on topics including conflicts in Latin America, Africa, the Caucasus and Central Asia, South Asia and South-East Asia, the Arab-Israeli Conflict and Yugoslavia provide background analysis and information on some of the key aspects of conflicts in the world. It also includes an A – Z glossary of conflicts in the world, Maps of countries and regions and a select bibliography.
1. Introduction: A World in Conflict Vassilis K. Fouskas 2. Articulating Evil Andrew Wheatcroft3. Modern Conflicts in Latin America Jairo Lugo 4. Africa, a Continent of Conflicts Phia Steyn 5. Ethnic Conflicts in the Caucasus and Central Asia Emmanuel Karagiannis 6. South Asia: Kashmir and Sri-Lanka Rajat Ganguly 7. South-East Asia: Decolonization, Modernization, Nationalism and State-Building Yoke-Lian Lee and Roger Buckley 8. The Arab-Israeli Conflict Rory Miller 9. The Northern Ireland Conflict John Doyle 10. Yugoslavia: The Failure of a Success Stevan K. Pavlowitch 11. Placing Serbia in Context Peter Gowan 12. Iraq and meta-conflict Vassilis K. Fouskas A to Z Glossary; Bibliography; Maps.