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Editor, Armed Conflict Survey; Research Fellow for Armed Conflict and Armed Conflict Database
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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14 February 2018.
Defence policymakers worldwide remain challenged by a complex and fractured security environment, marked by increased uncertainty in relations between states and the proliferation of advanced military capabilities.
29 January 2018.
IISS Chief Executive John Chipman tells Davos great-power conflict is more likely now than at any point in last 25 years.
25 January 2018.
South Africa has tried to work in concert with with other African states on economic development, conflict management, good governance and institution-building. This chapter reviews South Africa's regional policies under its three post-apartheid presidents: Nelson Mandela (1994–1999), Thabo Mbeki (1999–2008) and Jacob Zuma 2009–present).
19 December 2017.
As the prospect of war with North Korea becomes more likely, Mark Fitzpatrick discusses the role of Pakistan and India in deterring Pyongyang.
04 December 2017.
Since the fall of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Iran has become ever more powerful in the region. But now a new Saudi-led alliance is fighting back. Are we heading for a catastrophe?
01 December 2017.
Iran dominates the regional security agenda – while Turkey has weathered an attempted coup and turmoil in neighbouring Syria. These countries join Russia as the rising powers in the Middle East.
29 November 2017.
North Korea’s latest ballistic-missile test shows that diplomacy wasn't given a chance, writes Mark Fitzpatrick.
28 November 2017.
Tuesday 28 November–Wednesday 29 November
Ben Barry, Senior Fellow for Land Warfare, IISS
Virginia Comolli, Senior Fellow for Security and Development, IISS
Bastian Giegerich, Director of Defence and Military Analysis, IISS
Antonio Sampaio, Research Associate for Security and Development, IISS
08 November 2017.
War involving North Korea is a 50/50 proposition over the next year, says Mark Fitzpatrick.
10 October 2017.
Russia's proposal for UN Peacekeepers in the Donbas region is missing vital details.
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