• Shangri-La Voices

    Jens Wardenaer: Long road to peace in Myanmar

    29 May 2015.  By Jens Wardenaer, Research Analyst, Armed Conflict Database  Amid continued fighting in Myanmar’s borderlands, most of the country’s ethnic armed groups (EAGs) will hold a meeting at Law Khee Lar in Kayin State on 2–6 June to discuss the way forward for the country’s peace process, with a Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA) in sight. The government in Naypyidaw hopes that the leaders of the members of the Nationwide Ceasefire Coordination Team...

  • Adelphi Books

    Introduction

    28 May 2015. 

    China’s increasing desire and capacity to protect nationals and assets abroad, and its effect on Chinese foreign policy, is the leitmotif of this book. 

  • Strategic Dossiers

    Chapter Eleven: Myanmar’s Nationwide Ceasefire

    26 May 2015. 

    Historical context; The military’s role in politics; The structure and chronology of negotiations; Recent developments; Negotiating teams; International involvement; Negotiating positions; Towards the 2015 elections: the peace process at risk; Ceasefire violations; Further obstacles to peacebuilding

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 5: International rescue: Beijing’s mass evacuation from Libya

    23 May 2015. 

    Beijing entered a new era in spring 2011 when, as part of a larger evacuation, four Chinese military planes landed in the southern Libyan desert to rescue stranded Chinese workers.

  • Adelphi Books

    Chapter 6: China in deep in the oil-rich Sudans

    22 May 2015. 

    Of all the countries with a significant Chinese economic and human presence, the Sudans have been the biggest test of Beijing’s principle of non-interference.

  • IISS Voices

    Hanna Ucko Neill: Central African Republic - peace at last?

    20 May 2015.  After two years of brutal violence, rebel groups have signed a peace agreement in Bangui, Central African Republic’s capital. There are high hopes that the agreement will herald a new dawn in CAR, but there are many obstacles still standing in the way of peace. 

  • Events

    The Armed Conflict Survey 2015: Press Launch

    20 May 2015. 

    Press Launch
    Arundel House, London
    Wednesday 2015
    09:00 – 09:30am Informal breakfast reception
    09:30 – 10:30am IISS Director of Transnational Threats & Political Risk,
    Nigel Inkster’s remarks and Q&A with the panel

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 1, Part IV: Preventing Displacement in Armed Conflict

    14 April 2015.  Population displacement in armed conflict is a growing problem. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), 2013 was the first year since the Second World War in which more than 50 million people were displaced. This is both a major humanitarian problem and an indicator of the intense violence faced by civilians in conflict zones.

  • Events

    Four Years into the Syrian Conflict: Humanitarian Challenges and the ICRC Response

    24 April 2015. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Robert Mardini
    Head of Operations for the Near and Middle East, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
    Arundel House, London
    Friday 24 April 2015, 12:30-1:30pm

  • Expert Commentary

    Foreign Affairs: Who Lost Libya?

    21 April 2015.  Obama’s Intervention in Retrospect Foreign Affairs May/June 2015

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