• Strategic Comments

    Colombia: the fraught end of a long war

    29 June 2016. 

    The ceasefire announced last week between the Colombian government and the FARC, ending 50 years of destructive war, will be followed soon by a final accord and a plebiscite, which is likely to ratify the accord. While these developments are welcome, the Colombian people remain resentful of the FARC's legitimisation and sceptical about the accord's sustainability. Implementation will be a stiff and ongoing challenge.

  • IISS Voices

    Antônio Sampaio: Despite hopes for lasting peace in Colombia, political economy of conflict remains intact

    23 June 2016.  The historic peace deal will no doubt result in a significant decrease in, if not the end of, armed conflict between the government of Colombia and FARC rebels. But, as Antonio Sampaio explains, the situation in the country’s rural backwaters remains messy and far less clear-cut than the gestures and statements given in the grand halls of Havana might suggest.

  • Events

    To be rescheduled - Operation Zarb-e-Azb: Final Push to Defeating the Taliban

    23 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Colonel Zulfiqar Ali Bhatty, Army and Air Adviser, High Commission for Pakistan, UK
    Arundel House, London
    Thursday 23 June 2016, 12.30–1.30PM BST

  • Events

    The Human and Socio-economic Cost of Conflict

    13 June 2016. 

    Discussion Meeting
    Seema Biswas, General Surgeon, Ziv Medical Centre, Israel; Editor-in-Chief, BMJ Case Reports
    Dr Anke Hoeffler, Research Officer, Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE), University of Oxford
    Arundel House, London
    Monday 13 June 2016, 1–2PM BST

  • Strategic Comments

    Iraq’s political turmoil

    03 June 2016. 

    Motivated by the government's patronage and corruption, massive political protests in Iraq have mobilised the majority Shia population and weakened Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi. He is caught between an intensely disgruntled population and an equally stubborn ruling elite. In a heavily armed population with a recent history of civil war, there is a salient risk that popular demands will be pursued through violence.

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 5: South Asia

    05 May 2016. 

    Afghanistan
    India (Assam)
    India (Manipur)
    India (Nagaland)
    India (Naxalites)
    India–Pakistan (Kashmir)
    Pakistan

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 4: Sub-Saharan Africa

    05 May 2016. 

    Central African Republic
    Democratic Republic of the Congo
    Ethiopia
    Nigeria (Boko Haram)
    Nigeria (Delta Region)
    Somalia
    South Sudan
    Sudan (Darfur)

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 6: Asia-Pacific

    05 May 2016. 

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

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 7: Europe and Eurasia

    05 May 2016. 

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

  • Armed Conflict Survey

    Chapter 3: Middle East

    05 May 2016. 

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

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