• Strategic Comments

    Strategic implications of the ambush in Niger

    22 November 2017. 

    The October jihadist ambush in Niger that left four American soldiers on a combined patrol with Nigerien forces dead has raised questions about the extent to which US military personnel should advise and assist local military operations overseas. It has also produced controversy about civil-military relations in the Trump administration. As a result, Congress's post-9/11 Authorization of the Use of Military Force, delegating broad powers to the president to initiate counter-terrorism efforts, may be curtailed.

  • Survival

    The Thick Red Line: Implications of the 2013 Chemical-Weapons Crisis for Deterrence and Transatlantic Relations

    20 November 2017.  Whether or not American policy after the 2013 Syrian chemical-weapons attack was wise, its execution was bungled, causing unnecessary harm to the US–France relationship.

  • Strategic Comments

    The Rohingya crisis

    26 October 2017. 

    The mass exodus of some 600,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar to Bangladesh, triggered by the Myanmar government's repressive policies, has produced a severe humanitarian crisis and geopolitical disruption in the region. While the international community is responding fitfully to both developments, Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's reputation as a liberal reformer has been tainted and Myanmar's international rehabilitation limited.

  • IISS Voices

    Is Mexico really in a state of conflict?

    12 May 2017.  During our work monitoring the world’s armed conflicts, we look at a number of criteria to discern whether a country is in conflict, rather than suffering from high levels of violent criminality. A conflict’s duration and tempo, as well as the threat it poses to the state, are key factors, explains Anastasia Voronkova.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 6: Asia-Pacific

    09 May 2017. 

    China (Xinjiang)
    Myanmar
    Philippines (ASG)
    Philippines (MILF)
    Philippines (NPA)
    Southern Thailand

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 5: South Asia

    09 May 2017. 

    Afghanistan
    India (Assam)
    India (CPI–Maoist)
    India (Manipur)
    India (Nagaland)
    India–Pakistan (Kashmir)
    Pakistan

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    09 May 2017. 

    Egypt
    Iraq
    Israel–Palestine
    Lebanon–Hizbullah–Syria
    Libya
    Mali (The Sahel)
    Syria
    Turkey (PKK)
    Yemen

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Armed Conflict Survey 2017

    09 May 2017.  The worldwide review of political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 8: Latin America

    09 May 2017. 

    Central America (Northern Triangle)
    Colombia
    Mexico

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    09 May 2017. 

    Armenia–Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh)
    Russia (North Caucasus)
    Ukraine

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