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With facts and figures on global conflicts, this IISS research programme also offers extensive analysis on the changing character of armed conflict.
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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.
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11 May 2017.
Despite the increasing direct involvement of young women in conflict, efforts to engage them in disarmament, demobilisation and reintegration programmes seem ineffective
09 May 2017.
Fatalities in the world’s conflicts declined for a second successive year in 2016, to 157,000, from 167,000 in 2015 and 180,000 in 2014. The war in Syria remained the world’s most lethal, with a further 50,000 deaths there bringing the total since 2011 to around 290,000 – more than twice the number recorded in Bosnia’s four-year fratricidal conflict in the 1990s. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan claimed 17,000 and 16,000 lives respectively in 2016, although in lethality they were surpassed by conflicts in Mexico and Central America, which have received much less attention from the media and the international community. Mexico had the world’s second-most-lethal conflict in 2016, with 23,000 fatalities. The number of homicides rose in 22 of Mexico’s 32 states.
Mali (The Sahel)
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Nigeria (Boko Haram)
Nigeria (Delta Region)
Sudan (Blue Nile, Darfur and South Kordofan)
09 May 2017.
The worldwide review of political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts.
Central America (Northern Triangle)
Russia (North Caucasus)
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