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    The end of the Turkey–PKK peace process?

    07 August 2015.  Following the suicide bombing in the Turkish town of Suruc on 20 July, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to crack down on ISIS. However, it was actually the conflict with the PKK that subsequently escalated. Observers have commented that Turkey’s promise to fight against ISIS is only cover to achieve its real goal of weakening the PKK and the wider Kurdish cause. As long as the violence continues, the chances...

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    Maxime Humeau: Simple narratives fall short in Syria and Iraq

    28 July 2015.  To devise a coherent strategy to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria, the West needs to face up to the true complexity of the shifting alliances in the region

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    Defining a 'full-spectrum' counter-terrorism strategy

    22 July 2015.  Guest post by Alia Brahimi, Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University and IISS Armed Conflict Survery contributor, and Chris Mackmurdo, Director, Contest Global On 9 July the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) took the extraordinary step of urging all British nationals, including roughly 3,000 tourists, to leave Tunisia. This tightened travel advice followed the Sousse attack by the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) that left 38 people dead, including 30 British holidaymakers...

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    Tilly Grove: The changing face of war

    22 July 2015.  More people are dying and being driven from their homes as local grievances and global jihad merge, and as crime and cyber hacking become forms of warfare

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    Two Unforeseen Wars: A Military Analysis of the Conflict in Ukraine and the Campaign against ISIS

    07 July 2015. 

    IISS-US Lecture Series
    Brigadier (Retd) Ben Barry
    Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
    IISS-US, Washington DC
    Tuesday 7 July 2015, 2-3pm EDT, 7-8pm BST

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    Workshop Report: Perspectives on Hybrid Warfare

    01 July 2015. 

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    The perilous Line of Contact in southeastern Ukraine

    29 June 2015.  Clashes between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have occurred regularly along the Line of Contact (LoC) in southeastern Ukraine since the February ceasefire agreement was signed in Minsk. Both sides seemingly lack the will to fully implement the agreement, so the conflict looks likely to remain unresolved for the foreseeable future.

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    John Drennan: The perilous Line of Contact in southeastern Ukraine

    29 June 2015.  Clashes between the Ukrainian government and Russia-backed separatists have occurred regularly along the Line of Contact (LoC) in southeastern Ukraine since the February ceasefire agreement was signed in Minsk. Both sides seemingly lack the will to fully implement the agreement, so the conflict looks likely to remain unresolved for the foreseeable future.

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    Experts' Workshop: Perspectives on Hybrid Warfare

    23 June 2015. 

    Experts' Workshop

    Defence and Military Analysis Programme

    Berlin

    Tuesday 23 June 2015


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    The state of conflict in Southeast Asia

    18 June 2015.  Although Southeast Asia is a comparatively quiet area of the world when it comes to armed conflict, recent incidents in Myanmar and the Philippines have led to increased fighting, and region-wide fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 have already reached half of the entire number for 2014. However, some of the most intractable conflicts in the country are currently engaged in peace processes.

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