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Conflict Weekly
Special Edition: 150th Issue of Conflict Weekly

  IPRI Team

Conflict Weekly #150, 17 November 2022, Vol.3, No.33

An initiative by NIAS-IPRI and India Office of the KAS

Conflict Weekly Special Edition

In 2022, the world observed a continued decline in global stability. From great power politics to a humanitarian crisis, conflict and violence are globally on rise, pressing on what the UN has warned that peace is more under threat around the world than it has been since the second World War. The war in Ukraine and great power clashes over Taiwan and South China Sea, a humanitarian catastrophe in Afghanistan, Myanmar’s political instability, conflict in Yemen, Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict, Africa’s escalating Islamist insurgencies, escalating gang violence in Haiti and a climate emergency; the reasons behind the conflicts range from internal socio-political issues, territorial disputes, geopolitical competition, Islamist insurgencies to climate change.

The Global Conflict Tracker classifies conflicts as “worsening,” “unchanging,” and “improving.” However, there is currently not a single conflict described as “improving”. All the conflicts point either to a failed political system, quest for authority and power, social grievances and majoritarianism or opportunistic interests. 

As Conflict Weekly reaches its 150th issue we present a roundup of conflicts from East Asia, Africa to Latin America and issues from science and technology, gender, to climate change.

The struggle to frame peace
Mallika Joseph

China and East Asia
China’s Xinjiang issue: Global Focus and its impact on Uyghurs
Avishka Ashok

North Korean Missile Provocations and East Asia
Sandip Kumar Mishra

South and Southeast Asia
Myanmar: Resilience of the Opposition’s Armed Uprising
Bibhu Prasad Routray

Sri Lanka: Significance of Aragalaya as a unifying factor

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Economic Crisis in Nepal: Five issues
Mahesh Bhatta

25 years of Indo-Naga ceasefire agreement: Protracted Talks, Elusive Peace
Sourina Bej

Violence in Swat: Resurgence of the TTP and failed peace negotiations
Vijay Anand Panigrahi

The Taliban and Women: History repeats itself
Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Central Asia and Africa
South Caucasia: Prospects for a Stable Peace
Athar Zafar

Conflicts in Africa: An overview and reasons behind persistence

Apoorva Sudhakar

The Wagner Group: Exploitation of conflicts and Africa’s increased dependency on Russia
Devjyoti Saha

End of Operation Barkhane: Implications for France and Sahel
Poulomi Mondal

Ethiopia-Tigray ceasefire: A complex roadmap for peace
Anu Maria Joseph

Between Ethiopia and Tigray: A War, Truce and Implications
S Shaji

Europe and the Americas
The War in Ukraine: Four implications for Latin America
Sruthi Sadhasivam

Haiti: Five issues fueling gang violence
Porkkodi Ganeshpandian

The Ukraine conflict: What it means for the Nordic
Padmashree Anandhan

Peace and Conflict in Human Wildlife Interactions
Sindhu Radhakrishna

Gender Mapping Gender: Putting Iran and Its ‘Burning’ Hijabs in Perspective
Debangana Chatterjee

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