The Armed Conflict Survey is an annual publication from the International Institute for Strategic Studies, publisher of yearly reference work on national defence capabilities The Military Balance and annual review of world affairs Strategic Survey. The book is edited by Nigel Inkster, Director of Transnational Threats and Political Risk at the IISS. The ACS provides yearly data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced people for all major armed conflicts, alongside in-depth analysis of their political, military and humanitarian dimensions. The second edition of the book covers the key developments and context of more than 40 conflicts, including those in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, Myanmar, Syria and Yemen.
This title features essays by some of the world's leading authorities on armed conflict, who write on subjects such as the development of jihadism after 9/11; hybrid warfare; refugees and internally displaced people; criminality and conflict; and the evolution of peacekeeping operations. The authors discuss the principal thematic and cross-regional trends that have emerged over the past year, complementing the granular approach to each conflict at the core of the book. The ACS also includes maps, infographics and multi-year data, as well as the highly regarded IISS Chart of Conflict.
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2nd New edition
30 September 2020
Editor's Introduction -- Chapter One Thematic Essays -- Pessimism and Planning in Armed Conflict The Political Economy of Violent Conflict Measuring theThreatfrom Foreign Fighters The Shifting Roles of Female Combatants -- Chapter Two Maps, Graphics and Data -- Shia militias in Iraq and Syria -- Decline in conflict between Colombian government -- and guerrillas during FARC peace talks -- The Afghan conflict in 2015 -- Conflict fatalities in 2015 -- Chapter Three Middle East Egypt (Sinai) -- Iraq -- Israel-Palestine -- Lebanon-Hizbullah-Syria -- Libya -- Mali (The Sahel) -- Syria -- Turkey (PKK) -- Yemen -- Chapter Four Sub-Saharan Africa -- Central African Republic Democratic Republic of the Congo Ethiopia -- Nigeria (Boko Haram) -- Nigeria (Delta Region) -- Somalia South Sudan Sudan (Darfur) -- Chapter Five South Asia Afghanistan India (Assam) -- India (Manipur) -- India (Nagaland) -- India (Naxalites) -- India-Pakistan (Kashmir) -- Pakistan -- Chapter Six
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