Conflict Trends (No 37) Real Time Analysis of African Political Violence, May 2015
Author: Janet McKnight, Andrea Carboni, Matt Batten-Carew, Dan Wigmore-Shepherd, Paul-Antoine Chataing, Roudabeh Kishi
Climate Change and African Political Stability (CCAPS) Program
This issue provides an overview of conflict trends in a number of African countries up to May 2015.
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Sieges and Ceasefires in Syria’s Civil War
Author: Khaled Yacoub Oweis
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
This paper discusses developments in three Syrian cities – Aleppo, Homs and Damascus – during the country's civil war as well as UN efforts to bring about ceasefires in particular areas in the country, starting with Aleppo.
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Will the Turkey/Saudi Anti‐Assad Force Draw China‐Russia‐Iran into a Syrian War?
Author: Christina Lin
Institut für Strategie- Politik- Sicherheits- und Wirtschaftsberatung (ISPSW)
This paper examines China’s interests in Syria and why it may want President Assad to remain in power, particularly in light of reports that Turkey is planning to invade Syria.
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27 Mar 2015
Yemen at War
Author: International Crisis Group
International Crisis Group (ICG)
This brief warns that fueled by Saudi-Iranian rivalry and a violent jihadi upsurge, fighting in Yemen is fragmenting the country and could spread beyond its borders if the involved parties – the Huthis and the anti-Huthi coalition – do not immediatel...
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16 Mar 2015
Israel, Hamas and Hizbollah on a Collision Course
Author: Orit Perlov
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This commentary examines the position of Hamas in the Gaza Strip and Hizbollah in Lebanon in early 2015 as well as what this demonstrates about a potential breakout of conflict between these two groups and Israel.
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