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July Alerts and June Trends 2020

International Crisis Group - 2020-07-03 10:16
The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in June in sixteen countries and conflict situations – the majority in Africa and Asia – as well as improved situations in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Somaliland. In I ...

Iraqi Kurdish civilians once again caught in the crossfire of perennial Turkish-PKK conflict | Global Comment

Globalcomment - 2020-07-01 21:13

Mineral Concessions: Avoiding Conflict in DR Congo’s Mining Heartland

International Crisis Group - 2020-07-01 06:21
Copper and cobalt are the Democratic Republic of Congo’s two biggest exports. Artisanal miners often dig for these riches on lands licensed to large companies, sometimes prompting violent state intervention. The government should instead foster better wa ...

Yemen crisis: Five years of hunger, five years of war

BBC - 2020-06-28 02:46
Yemen's humanitarian crisis is worsening as coronavirus compounds the impact of the conflict. ...

KCK: Turkije zal geen conflict tussen ons en YNK creëren – Koerdische Autonome Regio – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-06-26 18:15

Franco-Turkish conflict as a symptom of NATO's death

Uwidata - 2020-06-25 13:39

Persecution Libyan Conflict Puts Christians in the Crosshairs | Persecution

Persecution - 2020-06-24 20:55

US ‘behind the curtain’ in Libya conflict as Turkey and Russia vie for influence

Washingtonexaminer - 2020-06-24 10:23

UN secretary-general reveals serious violations against children in armed conflict in 2019 - Nordic Monitor

Nordicmonitor - 2020-06-24 07:44

ASIA – UNITED NATIONS UN: nearly 80 million internally displaced people fleeing conflict and famine

Asianews - 2020-06-18 18:53

Persecution Turkish Peacekeeping: a 100-Year-Long Conflict of Interest | Persecution

Persecution - 2020-06-18 01:00

More than Nine Years of Conflict in Syria — Naharnet

Naharnet - 2020-06-17 08:33

Conflict, division blight virus response in Libya | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-06-13 15:13

Libya crisis: GNA gains are a golden opportunity to end this toxic conflict | Middle East Eye

Middleeasteye - 2020-06-12 20:29

EU calls on conflict parties in Libya to withdraw foreign forces

ANF - 2020-06-10 15:57
EU members urged all members of conflict to end operations and engage in peace talks, while Haftar forces retreated due to the Libyan Army's advance toward Sirte. ...

Video of the Day: Andrew Sullivan on a conflict of visions — group identity vs. individualism and the growing threat we face from the suppression of free speech

AEI - 2020-06-10 02:24
Very important commentary by Andrew Sullivan on the suppression of free speech and the troubling shift away from individualism to group identity and victimology. Sullivan presciently warned in 2018 about individuals (on both the right and the left) being ...

An Avoidable War: Politics and Armed Conflict in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

International Crisis Group - 2020-06-09 18:01
Fighting in Myanmar’s Rakhine State is taking a rising toll. It will hinder any effort to contain COVID-19 or resolve the Rohingya crisis. Rather than trying to defeat the Arakan Army, Naypyitaw should negotiate with ethnic Rakhine, endeavouring to convi ...

World War 3: How Putin and Erdogan are set for 'unrelenting conflict' | World | News |

Express - 2020-06-08 06:53

Flare-Up In Syria Bring Russia, Turkey Closer To Direct Conflict

Rferl - 2020-06-06 01:53

June Alerts and May Trends 2020

International Crisis Group - 2020-06-05 09:57
The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in May in seven countries and conflict situations. In Sudan, intercommunal violence erupted in the country’s west, east and south while peace talks with rebel groups ...

A Look at Yemen Conflict - Modern Diplomacy

Moderndiplomacy - 2020-06-04 21:30

To Calm Turmoil, U.S. Leaders Must Stop Courting Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2020-06-04 13:33
At May’s end, the police killing of George Floyd sent a wave of unrest rolling through U.S. cities. Rather than easing tensions, the Trump administration has used incendiary rhetoric, called military units to Washington and threatened to send them elsewh ...

How coronavirus has weakened Turkey's goal of military conflict with Greece - Greek City Times

Greekcitytimes - 2020-06-02 02:10

Turkey and Russia edge towards major military conflict amid escalation in Syria - The Week

Theweek - 2020-06-01 12:32

Libya conflict: Russia and Turkey risk Syria repeat - BBC News

BBC - 2020-06-01 11:35

Libya conflict: Russia and Turkey risk Syria repeat - BBC News

BBC - 2020-06-01 09:12

Civil war in the US, Libyan conflict, new Iranian parliament, COVID-19 in Turkey, new sanctions against Syria

Uwidata - 2020-05-31 18:57

Sri Lanka’s Other COVID-19 Crisis: Is Parliamentary Democracy at Risk?

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-31 02:15
President Gotabaya Rajapaksa’s government appears headed for a constitutional crisis that could lastingly damage Sri Lanka’s political institutions and aggravate conflict risks. Firm and concerted action by the country’s international partners could help ...

Myanmar: Rakhine State Faces a Third Crisis

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-30 01:45
Overlapping crises – displacement, conflict escalation and COVID-19 – threaten the already vulnerable Rohingya population in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. In this excerpt from the Spring Edition of our Watch List 2020 for European policymakers, Crisis Group u ...

Lifting arms embargo could be catastrophic for South Sudan

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-30 01:45
With South Sudan’s peace process still far from secure, failure to renew a UN arms embargo set to expire this weekend could tip the country back into conflict. South Africa, sitting at the UN Security Council, should support its extension. ...

Mher Grigoryan: Armenia against use of CIS platform to impose Baku's notions of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement

NEWS - 2020-05-29 16:43

Artsakh President: There can phased solution to conflict but only in one option

NEWS - 2020-05-29 09:48

Pompeo: US remains strongly committed to the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

NEWS - 2020-05-29 04:00

Coronavirus Hygiene Precautions Next To Impossible In Syria Conflict Zone | OOSKAnews

Ooskanews - 2020-05-29 03:35

Watch List 2020 – Spring Edition

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-27 21:19
Every year Crisis Group publishes two additional Watch List editions that complement its annual Watch List for the EU, most recently published in January 2020. These publications identify major crises and conflict situations where the European Union and ...

Women, Violence and Conflict in Pakistan | Crisis Group

Crisisgroup - 2020-05-27 03:12

Situation In Syria Requires Effective Plan To Resolve Conflict - Analysis - Eurasia Review

Eurasiareview - 2020-05-26 07:41

Erdogan adviser: 'France and those supporting Haftar are on wrong side of Libyan conflict' - The Interview

France24 - 2020-05-26 01:17

Trump Says He’s Prepared to Give More Aid to Farmers Hurt by Trade Conflict - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-05-24 18:33

Libya's Haftar seeks to rouse forces against Turkey

Reuters - 2020-05-24 06:18
Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar called on his forces on Saturday to rally against Turkey, which has helped his Tripoli-based rivals turn the tide of a military conflict around the capital. ...

Trump Offers to Mediate Kashmir Conflict, but India Demurs - WSJ

WSJ - 2020-05-24 06:06

Syria conflict: Rebels set up internment camp for IS defectors - BBC News

BBC - 2020-05-22 22:44

′Islamic State′ exploiting coronavirus and conflict to rise again | World| Breaking news and perspectives from around the globe | DW | 22.05.2020

DW - 2020-05-22 17:45

Opinion | To help Kadhimi, US should cool conflict with Iran in Iraq

Rûdaw - 2020-05-21 01:19

Iran DELIBERATELY failed to hit US military targets for fear of escalating conflict | Daily Mail Online

Dailymail - 2020-05-20 19:55

Conflict between Ahrar al-Sharqiya and the Turkish army in Siluk

ANF - 2020-05-20 14:11
In Siluk near Girê Spî there have been clashes between Turkish soldiers and mercenaries of the militia Ahrar al-Sharqiya. The jihadist militia, which is under Turkish command, opposes their deployment to Libya. ...

U.N. envoy pushes for end to foreign fueling of Libya conflict

Gulan Media - 2020-05-19 23:19

Conflict, Health Cooperation and COVID-19 in Myanmar

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-19 06:32
Conflicts have paused in much of Myanmar, opening a window for the government, military and ethnic armed groups to pursue a holistic response to the coronavirus. The parties should also work together in Rakhine State, where fighting persists, to limit th ...

"The Kurds suffer most" – Finland's Kurdish community voices their fears over conflict | News Now Finland

Newsnowfinland - 2020-05-18 21:56

Water Supply In North Syria Cut Again During Conflict | OOSKAnews

Ooskanews - 2020-05-18 17:55

Violence in Nigeria’s North West: Rolling Back the Mayhem

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-18 17:40
Insecurity is plaguing north-western Nigeria, due to persistent herder-farmer tensions, rising crime and infiltration by Islamist militants. Federal and state authorities should focus on resolving conflict between agrarian and pastoralist communities, th ...

Jordan warns Israel of ‘massive conflict’ over annexation | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-05-16 02:18

Steven Sotloff Beheaded by ISIS, Becoming 70th Journalist Killed Covering Syria Conflict | Democracy Now!

Democracynow - 2020-05-14 08:10

Viral nationalism, tolerance and the threat of renewed conflict | TheHill

Thehill - 2020-05-12 21:06

‘Powderkeg’ in Germany amid Turks-Kurds conflict - world news - Hindustan Times

Hindustantimes - 2020-05-09 08:21

Syria conflict: Rebels advance on IS stronghold of Dabiq - BBC News

BBC - 2020-05-08 15:04

Pandemic Pushes Some Iraqis, Broken by Conflict, Into Poverty

Gulan Media - 2020-05-06 21:43

Who′s fighting in the Syria conflict? | All media content | DW | 28.12.2018

DW - 2020-05-06 15:55

Macron and Turkey clash over terrorism after Syria conflict 'No consensus possible!' | World | News |

Express - 2020-05-06 15:54

Syrian prisoners of Libya’s conflict: Those who sent and received them remain silent - Enab Baladi

Enabbaladi - 2020-05-06 11:05

3 Iran Guards killed in conflict close to Iraq border: Report - Online LIVE News Latest News portal

Toplivenews - 2020-05-06 10:46

May Alerts and April Trends 2020

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-05 23:18
The latest edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in April in twelve countries and conflict situations. In South Sudan, political leaders’ failure to agree on local power-sharing jeopardised the unity government, whi ...

Climate Change Is Shaping the Future of Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2020-05-05 13:58
Crisis Group’s President & CEO Robert Malley addressed the UN Security Council’s virtual Arria session on climate and security risks on 22 April 2020. Without global action, he said, climate change could prove to be a slow-moving version of the current C ...

Conflict as usual in Syria despite coronavirus | Arab News

Arabnews - 2020-05-03 15:36

Foreign conflict zones face potential devastation from large coronavirus outbreak – NewsRadio 560 KPQ

KPQ - 2020-05-01 13:00

Turkey Wades into Libya’s Troubled Waters

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-30 11:24
Turkish intervention in Libya’s war stopped the besieged Tripoli government from collapsing. But fighting with Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar’s forces has since escalated, threatening a protracted conflict. Both Ankara and Haftar’s regional backers should ...

People demonstrate against a conflict between Kurdish parties

ANF - 2020-04-29 16:56
In Southern Kurdistan, demonstrators were stopped on the way to Zînî Wertê. The activists then demonstrated in Qemteran area against the threatening military escalation between Kurdish parties. ...

Iran news: Trump's 'plan for war exposed' as US mimic tactics of 2003 Iraq conflict | World | News |

Express - 2020-04-26 11:32

Iran's president says Tehran watches U.S. closely, but won't start conflict

Gulan Media - 2020-04-25 14:37

The Central Sahel: Scene of New Climate Wars?

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-24 15:05
In the central Sahel, states are mobilising to combat the impact of climate change as way of reducing conflict. But to respond suitably to growing insecurity, it is important to look beyond a simplistic equation linking global warming and resource scarci ...

Turkey tips balance of power in Libya conflict, Middle East News & Top Stories - The Straits Times

Straitstimes - 2020-04-24 00:49

Opinion: It is not wise for Armenian officials and Catholicos to be in conflict - Panorama | Armenian news

Panorama - 2020-04-22 20:26

Artiesten uit Zuid-Koerdistan starten campagne tegen nieuw conflict – Koerdische Autonome Regio – Koerdisch Nieuws

Koerdischnieuws - 2020-04-22 16:40

South Kurdistan artists launch a campaign against a new conflict

ANF - 2020-04-22 09:01
Artists from South Kurdistan launched a campaign called 'There will be no winner in a civil war', condemning the attacks against Zinê Wertê. ...

Coronavirus: WHO worker killed in Myanmar collecting samples

BBC - 2020-04-22 00:28
The 28-year-old was caught up in gunfire in Myanmar's conflict-riven Rakhine State, the UN says. ...

It is not Wise for Armenian Officials & Catholicos to be in Conflict |

Asbarez - 2020-04-21 21:24

Newsweek: Turkey presses on with military campaigns in Iraq and Syria despite coronavirus woes

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-21 06:34
Turkey has pressed on with military campaigns against Kurdish forces in Iraq and Syria despite the novel coronavirus compounding the troubles of local populations in both conflict-torn countries. Turkey has fought for decades with the insurgent Kurdistan ...

Arabnews: Why coronavirus is a ticking bomb in war-ravaged northern Syria

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-21 06:34
People in Idlib and northeastern Syria see themselves as sitting ducks if infections begin to spread Region is particularly vulnerable owing to dire humanitarian conditions and risk of further conflict ERBIL, Iraqi Kurdistan: As the coronavirus pandemic c ...

It is not wise for Armenian officials and the Catholicos to be in conflict

Armenianweekly - 2020-04-21 01:51

KDP sends forces to the PUK-controlled area in Qandil

ANF - 2020-04-15 14:08
The KDP has sent forces with heavy weapons to the PUK-controlled area in the Qandil Mountains. The KCK warns that only the Turkish state will profit from a renewed inner-Kurdish conflict. ...

Can storytelling help overcome war trauma? This Armenian film lab wants to reshape the narrative of the Syrian conflict — The Calvert Journal

Calvertjournal - 2020-04-13 14:01

Deadly conflict in the era of COVID-19

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-10 19:48
COVID-19 could cause enormous damage in fragile states, trigger unrest and undermine international crisis management systems. ...

Global Ceasefire Call Deserves UN Security Council’s Full Support

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-09 23:00
At least twelve conflict parties have signed on to UN Secretary-General António Guterres’s appeal for a worldwide cessation of hostilities amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a promising start, and despite setbacks in some places, the Security Council shou ...

'Coronavirus ceasefire' in Yemen's long conflict begins

Gulan Media - 2020-04-09 18:26

Amid migrant crisis, Greece-Turkey conflict plays out on social media –

Euractiv - 2020-04-08 22:55

5 questions for Garett Jones on the benefits of less democracy

AEI - 2020-04-08 00:10
Garrett Jones discuss the conflict between democratic governments’ responsiveness and competency regarding citizens’ needs, and explains why it may be beneficial to have “10% Less Democracy.” The post 5 questions for Garett Jones on the benefits of less d ...

Coronavirus and Continued Conflict Push Syria Into Greater Chaos - Jamestown

Jamestown - 2020-04-07 08:42

Dispatch: Anger on Turkish border as conflict reveals contradiction at the heart of Western Syria policy

Telegraph - 2020-04-06 09:28

Rudaw: Can Turkey sustain military casualties on multiple fronts?

Justice for Kurds - 2020-04-06 06:39
Since the beginning of this year, Turkey has seen a notable rise in the number of its troops killed in action across the multiple fronts where its armed forces are deployed. A case-by-case evaluation of recent events in these conflict zones – Syria, Libya ...

US - Iran Tension: Why Turkey Remains On The Sidelines Of Latest Conflict

Ibtimes - 2020-04-04 10:25

April Alerts and March Trends 2020

International Crisis Group - 2020-04-03 20:27
The 200th edition of Crisis Group’s monthly conflict tracker highlights deteriorations in March in seventeen countries, including fresh tit-for-tat attacks in Iraq between Iran-backed militants and the U.S. In Chad, Boko Haram's deadliest attack on secur ...

Protest and Conflict at Yazd Central Prison

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-04-02 02:01
Kurdistan Human Rights Network(KHRN) has learned that more than a thousand prisoners at Yazd Central Prison protested this morning due to not being granted furlough despite the fears over the danger of… The post Protest and Conflict at Yazd Central Prison ...

COVID-19 and Deadly Conflict

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-31 18:16
The COVID-19 pandemic is already disrupting humanitarian aid flows, peace operations and crisis diplomacy, and threatens catastrophe for refugees and displaced people. It could damage fragile states, trigger unrest and undermine international crisis mana ...

Commerce and Conflict: Navigating Myanmar’s China Relationship

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-30 21:26
Isolated from the international community, Myanmar is deepening its dependence on China. But closer ties, Beijing-backed megaprojects and private Chinese investment carry both risks and opportunities. Both states should proceed carefully to ensure local ...

Mosul, Epicenter of ISIS Conflict, is a Devastated Iraqi City – Consortiumnews

Consortiumnews - 2020-03-29 08:20

1920 Shushi massacre laid the foundation for Azerbaijan-Karabakh conflict – Foreign Ministry - Panorama | Armenian news

Panorama - 2020-03-27 23:44

Erdogan says two Turkish troops killed in Libya conflict - The Jerusalem Post

Jpost - 2020-03-27 23:15

Coronavirus terrifies even Iraqi doctors hardened by conflict

E-Kurd - 2020-03-27 22:09
BAGHDAD,— Through decades of conflict, Dr Haidar Hantoush has watched wounded soldiers and civilians flood into Iraq’s emergency wards. But he’s never been so scared. “Violence we can just about handle. Patients stream into hospitals for hours at a time – ...

Four Conflict Prevention Opportunities for South Africa’s Foreign Policy

International Crisis Group - 2020-03-27 17:10
In the years right after apartheid fell, South Africa was a leader in continental diplomacy, brokering peace accords and bolstering multilateral institutions. Its role subsequently diminished, but today it is well placed to make a positive difference in ...

Moscow and Ankara pulling strings…Syrians on both sides of Libyan conflict – Enab Baladi

Enabbaladi - 2020-03-27 12:48

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