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Ukraine Peace Summit, New Challenges to Netanyahu, and Wildfires in California

  IPRI Team

Govind Anoop, Ayan Datta and Akriti Sharma


Ukraine Peace Summit: 78 countries sign communique 
Govind Anoop

In the news
On 16 June, the EU member states and the US along with Ghana, Kenya, Argentina, Columbia, the Philippines, Qatar and Guatemala signed a joint communique. It stated: “We reaffirm our commitment to refraining from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, the principles of sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of all states, including Ukraine.”

On 15 June, 90-plus countries attended the Summit on Peace in Ukraine hosted by Switzerland in Bürgenstock. China and Russia were absent; the former having boycotted the event and the latter not being invited. Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky said: “I believe that we will witness history being made here at the summit. May a just peace be established as soon as possible.”

On 14 June, Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed a peace plan if Ukraine withdrew its troops from the four annexed regions, agreed with Russia’s territorial gains, gave up on its NATO ambitions and confirmed its neutral status.

Issues at large
First, Ukraine’s peace efforts. In October 2022, Zelensky began the idea of “peace for Ukraine.” The idea of a peace plan has encouraged other actors including Saudi Arabia, Turkey, and China to initiate negotiations. Although no progress has been recorded between the key actors, Ukraine and Russia, Zelensky continued to gather support through a series of diplomatic meetings across Europe, the Middle East and Africa, which aided in accumulating support during the peace summit. Some other key peace efforts were the 10 February Normandy talks led by France and Germany, and the Minsk agreement talks led by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). Except for these, there has been no landmark peace talks mediated by the West.

Second, Russia’s criticism and response. Moscow criticised the summit describing it as a campaign by leaders of the EU members to garner votes during the EU elections. Russia’s proposed peace plan included demands for Ukraine to give up plans to join NATO and concede territories in the regions of Donetsk, Luhansk, Zaporizhzhia and Kherson. 

Third, the international responses. India, South Africa and Mexico abstained from voting despite attending the summit. Countries including Turkey and Saudi Arabia shared China’s view toward the summit being an echo chamber and that Russia’s involvement is required for any peace process to be successful. 

Issues at large
In March 2022, at the UN General Assembly, 141 members called Russian troops to leave Ukraine. However, during the peace summit, Ukraine gathered the support of only 78 countries. Besides, Jordan, Iraq and Rwanda backed out of the communique days after the Summit. This implies signs of war fatigue, and a preference to maintain relations with Russia, its ally China and the Western powers that support Ukraine. Further, the lack of initiative to include Russia in its peace talks imply that the summit was aimed not to end the war but to put forth Ukraine’s perspective and its conditions for peace.
 
Meanwhile, Russia’s dismissal of Ukraine’s peace plan implies that Russia does not want peace without victory. Putin has indicated that Ukraine’s sovereignty belongs to Russia and that any settlement without Ukraine in Russia’s control is unacceptable.


Israel: Challenges to Netanyahu’s War
Ayan Datta
 
In the news
On 17 June, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved the war cabinet. Communications Specialist at the Prime Minister’s Office, David Mencer, stated that the war cabinet had been set up for Benny Gantz and the National Unity Party as a “prerequisite” for them joining the unity government formed after 7 October and that “with Mr Gantz leaving government (on 9 June), there is no need for the cabinet.”

On 18 June, Netanyahu stated that the Biden administration was “withholding weapons and ammunition from Israel.” On 20 June, White House spokesperson John Kirby commented that Netanyahu’s statement was “disappointing, especially given that no other country is doing more to help Israel defend itself against the threat by Hamas.” 

On 16 June, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) stated that it would hold daily “tactical pauses” of military activity in southern Gaza for humanitarian aid deliveries. The pause would apply every day for 11 hours, from 8 am to 7 pm, along a route connecting the Kerem Shalom crossing to Khan Yunis’ European Hospital. On the same day, Netanyahu and Minister of National Security Itamar Ben-Gvir criticised the IDF’s plan. 

On 20 June, IDF spokesperson Daniel Hagar stated that Israel’s war aim of eradicating Hamas was “unattainable.” He added: “If the government doesn’t find an alternative — [Hamas] will remain.” 

The same day, Netanyahu’s office stated that Israel was committed to destroying Hamas. Additionally, the IDF stated that Hagar was only talking about Hamas as an idea and that “any other claim is taking things out of context.”
 
Issues at large
First, the internal differences over Israel’s endgame in Gaza. On 12 October 2023, Netanyahu constituted the war cabinet as an ad-hoc body with himself, Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant, and Gantz as members. It aimed to oversee Israel’s military efforts in Gaza. For Netanyahu and his far-right coalition partners including Ben-Gvir, Israel shall reject US President Biden’s ceasefire deal and control Gaza after destroying Hamas. For Gantz, Netanyahu shall accept Biden’s deal and transfer Gaza’s civilian governance to an international coalition. 

Second, the US-Netanyahu rift. The US is against Israel’s military operations in Rafah because of the risks of civilian casualties. It paused the arms shipment in protest against Israel’s attack. For Netanyahu, attacking Rafah was necessary because it contained the last remaining Hamas battalions. 

The IDF statement on humanitarian pauses and endgames. For Netanyahu, Israel shall reject humanitarian pauses because they help Hamas rebuild its capabilities and control Gaza after eliminating Hamas. For the IDF, pausing military operations along one route does not harm its operations in the rest of Gaza. It believes that Hamas would revive its forces in Gaza unless replaced by a political alternative.
 
In perspective
Netanyahu’s conflict with the IDF over endgames is likely to intensify. Previously, Minister of Defence Yoav Gallant (a former IDF commander himself) had criticised Netanyahu’s endgame. For him, Gaza shall be governed by the Palestinian Authority. Hagar’s statement is similar to Gallant’s view. Gallant’s statement revealed a conflict between Netanyahu and the military establishment over endgames. Hagar’s views indicate that the conflict has intensified over time.

Eliminating Hamas may not be a viable war aim. Hamas fighters do not wear uniforms, ranks or insignia. Israel’s destruction of civilian infrastructure has radicalised local Gazans. According to the think tank Foundation for Defense of Democracies, refugee camps created by Israel’s displacement serve as recruitment sites for Hamas. These camps hold around 1.5 million people, whereas the average Hamas organisation has around 200 fighters. Hamas can easily recruit local Gazans from camps and replenish its fighters at a faster rate than Israel eliminating them. Hamas has additionally changed its tactics from head-on attacks to guerilla warfare and hit-and-run tactics. All these factors make it difficult for the IDF to eliminate Hamas as a fighting force.


The US: Extreme weather events in California and beyond
Akriti Sharma
 
In the news
On 18 June, multiple weather advisories were issued across the country due to the extreme weather. Dry and strong winds triggered massive wildfires in California burning 15,000 acres. Two people died due to the same. 

On 18 June, heavy rain and thunderstorms spread across the central and western Gulf Coast after a potential tropical storm warning was issued in Texas. On the other hand, a winter storm warning was issued in Montana and Idaho. 

On 19 June, the National Weather Service issued its first-ever excessive heat warning for Caribou and Maine stating: “Dangerously hot conditions with heat index values up to 106[F] expected” where the heatwave is expected to intensify. 

On 19 June, the National Weather Service declared a flash flood emergency in New Mexico after wildfires were raging. It stated: “Water rescues are ongoing in the Ruidoso area as flood waters surge down the slopes from nearby burn scars.”
 
Issues at large
First, a brief note on extreme weather events. The US has been witnessing storms, cyclones, heatwaves, and wildfires every season highlighting an increase in the frequency, intensity, and magnitude of extreme weather events in the country. With contradictory weather anomalies occurring simultaneously, the US is witnessing compound events. It is the occurrence of multiple climate hazards occurring simultaneously in isolation or at various locations. Compound events have a greater impact on the ecosystems. It put pressure on infrastructure, water and food supplies, transportation and communication, and public health. In the US, the firefighters have been juggling across California and New Mexico between raging blazes and flash floods.

Second, climate change as the cause and effect. Climate change is the main driver of extreme weather events. With rising temperatures, these are projected to increase further.  Wildfires burning can increase pollution and emissions leading to a vicious cycle making climate change the cause and effect of the events.

Third, the increasing recurrence and intensity. In 2023, the US witnessed 27 disasters including floods, droughts, storms, and cyclones. In 2024, so far, it has experienced 12 disasters including severe storms and floods. From 1980 to 2024, the country witnessed 195 severe storms, 24 winter storms, 44 flooding, 31 droughts, 62 tropical cyclones, 22 wildfires, and nine freeze billion-dollar disaster events, according to the National Centers for Environment Information (NOAA). There is a sharp increase in the frequency and intensity of events incurring billions of losses.

Fourth, need for better governance and disaster management. With an increase in the recurrence of extreme weather events, there is a need for better governance and disaster management at the local level. Such events incur human and economic loss that demands preparedness and effective response. Developed countries are at a leverage in effective disaster management. However, for less developed countries, managing such events is a challenge.
 
In perspective
First, more focus on climate adaptation. Even though the global climate target is achieved, such events are projected to increase. This demands more focus on adaptation and the need for climate finance. Although the developed countries can adapt better, the developing and less developed countries need more finance to address such events.

Second, extreme weather events are manifestations of climate change and are expected to increase. To address them, effective governance and disaster management is required. Recurring events also demand preparedness at the local and national levels. 


Issues in Peace and Conflict This Week:
Regional Roundups

Rohini Reenum, Akriti Sharma, Akhil Ajith, Femy Francis, Anu Maria Joseph, Padmashree Anandhan, Dhriti Mukherjee, Vetriselvi Baskaran, Ayan Datta, Ken B Varghese, Mugdha Chaturvedi, Chris Fernando, Govind Anoop, Shilpa Joseph, Sayeka Ghosh and Neha Tresa George

China, East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific
China: Authorities rename villages and towns with Uyghur cultural references
On 19 June, a report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) found that the Chinese authorities renamed several Uyghur towns and villages to remove cultural and religious references. The new names reflect the ideology of the Chinese Communist Party. The report published by the HRW and the Norway-based organisation, Uyghur Help, exhibited that about 630 communities have been renamed. According to the report, these incidents have been happening since 2009 and increased since 2017. "Hoja," a title of Sufi teacher, was removed from at least 25 villages. The authorities changed the names to reference Uyghur kingdoms, republics, and leaders before 1949. The Director of the HRW Asia division, Elaine Pearson, stated: "This is a part of broader efforts by the Chinese government to conflate Islam terrorism."

China: Xi Jinping calls for "all-out effort" on disaster relief measures after floods
On 18 June, Chinese President Xi Jinping urged "all-out effort" to fight floods and droughts to ensure solid work in disaster relief and safeguard the people's lives, property, and social stability. Referring to the heavy rainfall in many parts of Southern China and droughts in northern and central China, Xi stated: "No efforts should be spared to search and rescue those who are missing or trapped. Make proper arrangements for the victims and maintain normal order in work and life and minimise the damage." Several provinces initiated and upgraded their emergency response for flooding after experiencing downpours and rising river levels.

China: US approves USD 360 million arms sale to Taiwan
On 18 June, the US Defence Security Cooperation Agency announced the potential sale of drones and missiles worth an estimated USD 360 million to Taiwan. The sale included 720 Switchblades, three hundred anti-personnel and anti-armour loitering munitions valued at USD 60.2 million, and ALTIUS 600M-V drones and related equipment valued at USD 300 million. This move came as China has been increasing military pressure on Taiwan, conducting war games around the island after the inauguration of Taiwan's President Lai Ching-te. The Pentagon agency stated that the sale "will help improve the security of the recipient and assist in maintaining political stability, military balance, and economic progress in the region." Taiwan's Ministry of National Defence expressed gratitude, emphasising the ability of these weapons to "detect and strike in real-time, and can respond quickly to enemy threats."

China: The US 15 years behind on nuclear power, reports Reuters
On 17 June, Reuters reported that the US is 15 years behind China in developing high-tech nuclear power as Beijing's state-backed technology and extensive financing have helped boost its nuclear power. A study by the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation exhibited that China has 27 nuclear reactors under construction with an average timeline of about seven years, faster than other countries. The US has the world's largest fleet of nuclear power plants, and the Biden administration considers using virtually emissions-free electricity sources critical in curbing climate change. China's state-owned banks offer loans at 1.4 per cent interest, which is far lower than that of the Western economies.

China: Philippine ship collides with a Chinese vessel in the South China Sea
On 17 June, a collision in the disputed South China Sea escalated tensions between China and the Philippines. According to the Chinese Coast Guard, a Philippine supply ship illegally intruded into waters adjacent to the Second Thomas Shoal and dangerously approached a Chinese vessel, resulting in a slight collision. The Coast Guard stated that the Philippine ship ignored repeated warnings and deliberately manoeuvred in an unprofessional manner, leading to the collision. However, no injuries or damages were mentioned.

China: #MeToo and Labour movement activist sentenced for state subversion
On 14 June, a leading Chinese activist, Huang Xueiqn, was sentenced to five years of imprisonment after she was found guilty of state subversion. Huang, a 35-year-old independent journalist, said she would appeal her sentence. Wang Jianbing, a 40-year-old labour activist, was tried with her and sentenced to three years and six months in jail. The pair were detained in September 2021 and put on trial in 2023. They denied any wrongdoing during the trial, which happened behind closed doors. The charges of sedition against the pair were based on the gatherings they often conducted with the youth, where they would discuss social issues. The Chinese government frequently uses the charge of subversion of state power against dissidents, which carries a maximum prison term of five years.

North Korea: Anti-tank barriers placed along the South Korean border
On 18 June, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), North Korea placed anti-tank barriers along the border with South Korea in addition to laying mines and reinforcing roads. The move was seen as an attempt to strengthen internal control to prevent the defection of civilians and troops from North Korea. Anti-tank barriers were constructed along the DMZ in four areas. The JCS explained that the explosions along the border were due to anti-personnel mines.

South Korea: Seoul National University doctors walk out over hike in medical admissions
On 17 June, 529 medical professors from four hospitals affiliated with the Seoul National University (SNU) began an indefinite walkout. They stated that they would call off the walkout only if the government readjusts a hike in medical school admissions and fully withdraws punitive steps against the trainee doctors. The committee demanded the government fully scrap all administrative orders issued against the trainee doctors who left the hospitals in February and establish permanent platforms for the medical community to reflect on their policies. Despite the fierce protests by trainee doctors, the government finalised an admission quota hike of 1500 students for medical schools in May. This marked the first such increase in 27 years. Meanwhile, the government urged the SNU hospital leaders not to authorise the walkout.

Australia: Australian Border Force questions three citizens on their plans to join IDF
On 18 June, The Guardian reported that the Australian Border Force (ABF) questioned three Australian citizens suspected of travelling to Israel to join the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF). The Australian government warned its citizens planning to serve in any foreign country's military to consider their legal obligations and avoid criminal offences. The citizens were questioned under the accusation of foreign incursion offences under the current military code, although the code does not prohibit Australians from serving in foreign military. The code empowers the Australian federal police to investigate war crimes and other serious crimes committed overseas. The Department of Home Affairs said it knew about their travel plans to Israel and had the right to question them during customs checks.

Australia: Four Indians secretly expelled for espionage activities in 2020
On 18 June, according to a report by ABC News, Australia secretly expelled four Indian spies posing as diplomats for their spying activities in 2020. It added that the spies targeted Australia's defence technology, politicians, and airport security protocols. It quoted Australia's intelligence chief, Mike Burgess: "The spies developed targeted relationships with current and former politicians, a foreign embassy, and a state police service." The report detailed that the suspected spies were expelled quietly to avoid embarrassing the Indian government.

South Asia
Pakistan: Ambassador to the UN expresses concern over acquisition of modern weapons by terrorist groups
On 18 June, while speaking at the UN's Fourth Review Conference of the Programme of Action (PoA) on Small Arms and Light Weapons (SALW), Pakistan's Ambassador Munir Akram called on the UN for a "concerted campaign" to recover weapons from terrorist groups. He expressed Pakistan's "grave concern over the acquisition and use of modern and sophisticated small arms by terrorist groups," including the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Akram called for a probe into such groups acquiring advanced weapons. He contended that since "terrorists and criminals do not manufacture these arms," these groups acquire the weapons from "illicit arms markets or receive them from entities that want to destabilise a particular region or country." Thus, conflicts are being exacerbated by this "illicit proliferation, excessive accumulation and misuse of SALW." He noted that the advancement of technology and the use of unmanned aerial vehicles and drones has deepened "challenges in combating the proliferation of increasingly lethal small arms." Akram stressed that it was the responsibility of the UN and its member states to take action to prevent this.

Pakistan: Senior journalist Khalil Jibran killed by unknown assailants in Khyber
On 19 June, police in the Landi Kotal tehsil of the Khyber district stated that unidentified gunmen had killed senior journalist Khalil Jibran on 18 June. He worked with local dailies and a Pashtu language private media. On 19 June, residents and local journalists protested in response, blocking the main highway and accusing law enforcement agencies of failing to launch an immediate search operation. Other journalists' organisations and press clubs in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa staged protests. The Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists (PFU) strongly condemned the murder, and the union's leaders jointly stated that despite many journalists being targeted, the government had not arrested a single murderer. They said: "This shows that the government is not interested in protecting those who are on the hit list of terrorists."

Pakistan: Army official condemns India for "false propaganda and provocations against Pakistan"
On 17 June, according to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Syed Asim Munir celebrated Eid ul Adha with the troops in Haji Pir sector. Addressing the troops, COAS stated: "As soldiers, we take pride in celebrating such festivities away from our homes and loved ones while on duty, ensuring the security of our country and fellow citizens." He discussed the ongoing struggles in Jammu and Kashmir and reemphasised Pakistan's stance, which is aligned with UN resolutions. He condemned India's sustained "oppression and brutalities against Kashmiris" underlining the surge of aggression post-elections through "false propaganda and provocations against Pakistan." The ISPR stated: "Such tactics, including manufacturing false flag operations, have become a routine political tool of India." Munir warned that while "Pakistan has always supported peace and stability in the region," any form of "provocation or violation of Pakistan's territorial sovereignty will be met with a swift and resolute response, with the full support of the nation."

Pakistan: Six killed in Kurram
On 16 June, an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) attack in the central Kurram region killed four people and injured two. Separately, unknown miscreants opened fire in Lower Kurram, where two brothers lost their lives. On the same day, locals staged a peaceful march against the unrest and called on the government to restore peace in the area.

Pakistan: TTP announces three-day ceasefire on the "demand of the Pakistani people"
On 16 June, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) announced a three-day ceasefire from 17 June to 19 June with the Pakistani government on the occasion of Eidul Adha. The group, a close ally of the Afghan Taliban who has claimed attacks in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa recently, stated that this move was taken on the "demand of the Pakistani people." It detailed: "Therefore, all institutions and Mujahideen of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan should obey the above orders." It warned that if any "action is taken by the [Pakistani] army and security agencies on this occasion, then all Mujahideen should ensure their self-defence." The group added that its leader, Mufti Abu Mansoor Asim, issued a decree to reduce the sentence of all "prisoners" held by the TPP by two months.

Bangladesh: Rohingyas detained for visiting a beach
On 18 June, the district administration in Bangladesh seized four buses that took the Rohingyas to visit the Cox Bazar beach and detained seven drivers and assistants. The detained people from several camps were returned to the Kutupalong camp. The bus owners were fined, and their bonds were taken, warning them of cancellation of permits and driving licences if they helped in the illegal transportation of Rohingyas. The district administration in the country monitors the movement of the refugees.

Sri Lanka: Indian fishermen arrested 
On 18 June, four Indian fishermen were arrested and the trawler was seized by the Sri Lankan Navy. The fishermen have been accused of poaching in Lankan waters. Until now, 180 fishermen have been arrested. Most similar incidents happen in the Palk Strait, a rich fishing ground.

Bangladesh: Rohingyas die due to heavy rains
On 19 June, early that morning, landslides caused by heavy torrential rains in the Ukhiya refugee camps led to the death of nine people, including eight Rohingyas. The additional refugee relief and repatriation commissioner confirmed the number of deaths. However, the bodies have not been identified. The evacuation of Rohingyas living in the risky hilly areas has been ongoing. 

Central Asia, the Middle East and Africa
Iran: IRGC listed as a "terrorist" group by Canada
On 19 June, Canada designated the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a "terrorist" entity to counter "terrorist financing." The Canadian government revealed that the decision was taken to send a "strong message" that Canada would do everything in its power "to combat the terrorist activity of the IRGC." Canada's Minister of Public Safety, Dominic LeBlanc, explained the rationale behind the decision, stating: "The Iranian regime has consistently displayed a complete disregard for human rights, both inside and outside Iran, as well as a willingness to destabilise the international rules-based order. Listing the IRGC builds on the Government of Canada's broader efforts to ensure that there is no impunity for Iran's unlawful actions and its support of terrorism." Canada advised its citizens in Iran to leave and others to not visit it under fear of "arbitrary detention." In response, Iran deemed the action an "unwise and unconventional politically motivated step." Further, Iran's Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson, Nasser Kanaani, stated, "Canada's action will not have any effect on the Revolutionary Guards' legitimate and deterrent power."

Iran: Presidential elections to be held on 28 June
On 20 June, the Middle East Monitor reported that Iran would hold presidential elections on 28 June. The registration of candidates will begin on 30 May. The new president would replace Mohammad Mokhber, who became acting president after President Ibrahim Raisi's death.

Iraq: Armed groups to resume attacks on US troops
On 20 June, according to the Institute for the Study of War, the Iraqi Resistance Coordination Committee stated that Iraqi armed groups would resume attacks on US forces. Previously, on 19 June, the committee stated that armed groups would use "all available means "to achieve sovereignty of Iraq from the US occupation.

Israel: Katz says ready for Lebanon war
On 19 June, Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Israel Katz, stated that the country was ready for a war in Lebanon against Hezbollah. He said: "We are very close to the moment of decision to change the rules against Hezbollah and Lebanon. In an all-out war, Hezbollah will be destroyed, and Lebanon will be severely hit."

Syria: Turkish President Erdogan says open to talks with Assad
On 17 June, according to Reuters, Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that he was open to meeting Syria's President Bashar al-Assad for negotiations if Turkish military withdrawal from Syrian territory was not a pre-condition. Since 2011, Turkey has been assisting Syria's opposition forces.

Egypt: Amnesty International report on inhuman treatment of refugees from Sudan
On 19 June, a report published by Amnesty International stated that Egypt deported thousands of Sudanese refugees and arrested many unlawfully. It documented 12 instances where Egyptian authorities returned 800 Sudanese nationals without allowing them to claim asylum or challenge deportation decisions. There was an additional case of 27 Sudanese refugees arrested between October 2023 and March 2024, 26 of whom were collectively expelled. The group claimed that refugees were held in inhuman conditions before their deportation. While Egypt's National Council for Human Rights denied these claims and asserted that they respected international law, Egypt's State Information Service did not respond to the report.

Kenya: Protests against tax hikes
On 20 June, Kenyan police used tear gas and water cannon on protesters gathered near the parliament against planned tax hikes. President William Ruto had introduced a new bill with taxes to raise 1.9 per cent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to pay off debts. Following the violent protests on 17 June, Ruto announced several concessions to the bill. The protestors claim that the new taxation would increase the burden on the public and the young population. The government has additionally increased fuel prices and export taxes, which would further inflation.

Somalia: Government seeking slow withdrawal of ATMIS troops
On 20 June, Al Jazeera reported that Somalia's government wrote a letter to the African Union Peace and Security Council in May 2024 seeking a slow withdrawal of the African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS), fearing a potential security vacuum. In a joint assessment in March, the government recommended that the AU withdraw in a timely manner according to the capabilities and readiness of Somali forces. National Security Adviser Hussein Sheikh-Ali explained the need for the postponement, fearing the al-Shabab resurgence.

Democratic Republic of Congo: M23 rebels attack kills five civilians
On 19 June, a bombardment in eastern Congo's North Kivu province killed five people, including three women and a girl. The Congo army accused the M23 rebel group of the attack.

Europe and the Americas
Ukraine: Presidents Zelenskyy and Biden sign 10-point security agreement
On 13 June, the US and Ukraine signed a bilateral security agreement. On 14 June, the White House published the agreement and highlighted its tenets and principles. The deal acknowledged Ukraine's efforts to reach a just end to the war and achieve lasting, sustainable peace based on Article 51 of the UN charter. The agreement mentioned Ukraine's future in NATO and called for Ukraine's deepening integration into the Euro-Atlantic community. The agreement condemned Russia's aggression and sought compensation for the damages Ukraine incurred during the war.

Europe: NATO report reveals 23 allies on track to reach defence spending target
On 17 June, NATO published the Defence Expenditure of NATO Countries 2014-2024. NATO members' defence expenditures increased by 17.9 per cent, with 23 NATO allies meeting the two per cent defence budget. Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, and Turkey reached the target for the first time. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said: "Across Europe and Canada, NATO allies are, this year, increasing defence spending by 18 per cent. That's the biggest increase in decades." Canada, Belgium, Luxembourg, Slovenia and Spain were the lowest spenders.

Brazil: President urges government to increase measures to combat crimes in the Amazon
On 17 June, Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva called on his government to speed up actions to counter organised crime in the Amazon. He stated: "We need to speed up the process, because my term is only four years. If we cannot execute this plan, someone else will come along and do nothing." Approximately USD 58.6 million would be provided for the security plan. The initiative aims to counter the Amazon's destruction due to illegal activities including logging, gold mining, drug trafficking and smuggling of tropical animals.

El Salvador: Death toll rises as Central America faces heavy rains
On 17 June, Civil Protection authorities in El Salvador reported that nearly 11 people lost their lives due to torrential rains on Central America's Pacific coast since 15 June. Civil Protection Chief Luis Amaya explained that the victims, including children, died in landslides and accidents caused by trees falling on the roadside. The rains forced around 900 individuals to move to temporary shelters. Forecasters have predicted more rain throughout the week and warned about the high possibility of storms over the Gulf of Mexico.

Venezuela: Government arrests four opposition activists, accuses them of instigating hate and conspiracy
On 17 June, Venezuela's opposition coalition stated that four activists from two political parties had been detained amid rising tensions ahead of the presidential elections in July. Gabriel Gonzalez, Javier Cisneros, Jeancarlos Rivas and Juan Iriarte of the Popular Will and Vente Venezuela are a few of the many activists who were detained over the past week and accused of instigating hate and conspiracy. Opposition presidential candidate Edmundo Gonzalez later asserted that the coalition would "denounce this new attack by the government in all the relevant international venues." He added that they could not "allow these types of grave violations to continue to be committed." In 2024 alone, 37 activists have been arrested.

Ecuador: Six killed and several missing after heavy rain sets off landslides
On 16 June, in the central Ecuadorian city of Baños, a landslide led to at least six people being killed. Authorities stated that heavy rains throughout the country caused rivers to overflow. Across Ecuador, storms caused severe floods of mud crashing into highways and bridges, affecting the main roads which connect Ecuador's highlands to the Amazonian provinces. The rains delayed rescue efforts. The mayor of Baños, Miguel Guevara, directed residents to stay clear of roads.

Honduras: President announces measures to tackle rising organised crime
On 14 June, Honduras' President Xiomara Castro announced a series of measures and "plans of solutions against crime" that would be implemented to tackle the rise in organised crime. This would include the construction of a "megaprison" with a capacity of over 20,000 and designating the gang groups as "terrorist" with collective trials on the members. These come as a response to a "security emergency" in the country. A member of the Honduras National Defense and Security Council stated that the police and the armed forces must be deployed to "urgently execute interventions across parts of the country with the highest incidences of gang crimes, such as murders for hire, drug and firearm trafficking, extortion, kidnapping and money laundering." The megaprison, referred to as the Emergency Reclusion Centre, is set to be built in a sparsely populated area and would increase the country's current prison capacity.

The US: Sanctions imposed on Israeli group for sabotaging attempts to provide aid to Gaza
On 14 June, the US imposed sanctions on "violent extremist" Israeli groups who blocked and damaged convoys carrying humanitarian aid to Gaza. The group, Tzav 9, aimed to prevent any assistance and indulged in looting and setting fire to the aid trucks in Gaza. The Department of State stated: "The government of Israel has a responsibility to ensure the safety and security of humanitarian convoys transiting Israel and the West Bank en route to Gaza. We will not tolerate acts of sabotage and violence targeting this essential humanitarian assistance." It noted the importance of humanitarian assistance towards "preventing the humanitarian crisis in Gaza from worsening and mitigating the risk of famine." As a result of the sanctions, Tzav 9's assets in the US would be blocked, and US citizens would be prohibited from engaging in transactions with them.

The US: President Biden announces new executive order allowing hundreds of immigrants to get citizenship
On 18 June, US President Joe Biden announced that hundreds of thousands of immigrants would be able to apply for citizenship. Through the measures, more than 500,000 spouses of US citizens and roughly 50,000 non-citizen children under 21 (whose parents are married to a US citizen) would be able to apply for permanent residence and then citizenship in the US. Biden said the new action to fix the "cumbersome" system is a "common-sense fix." Currently, undocumented spouses "have to leave their families in America with no assurance that they will be allowed back." Biden opined that these measures would "fix" the problem and not make "any fundamental change" to the immigration law. White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre appreciated the measures saying that it would bring "stability" to families and help "keep American families together and allow more young people to contribute" to the US' economy.

The US: Indian man suspected of plotting to kill Sikh separatist extradited from Czech Republic
On 17 June, Czech Republic's Justice Minister, Pavel Blazek, announced that his country had extradited an Indian man, Nikhil Gupta, accused of being involved in an unsuccessful plot to kill a Sikh separatist. The US had claimed that the Indian government had directed the plot. US federal prosecutors have accused Gupta of plotting with intelligence officials to attempt to kill Gurpatwant Singh Pannun, a US and Canadian citizen and an advocate for a sovereign Sikh state. Gupta was arrested in 2023 by Czech authorities, and in May 2024, a Czech court rejected his petition to avoid being sent to the US. If convicted, he could face up to 20 years in prison. 


About the authors
Akriti Sharma and Rohini Reenum are PhD Scholars at NIAS. Padmashree Anandhan and Anu Maria Joseph are Research Associates at NIAS. Femy Francis, Dhriti Mukherjee, Akhil Ajith and Vetriselvi Baskaran are Research Assistants at NIAS. Shilpa Joseph, Ayan Datta, Ken B Varghese, Neha Tresa George, Sayeka Ghosh, Mugdha Chaturvedi, Govind Anoop and Cris Fernando are Research Interns at NIAS.

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Israel-Hezbollah Conflict, Terror Attacks in Dagestan, and Protests in Kenya

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Conflcit Weekly
June 2024 | IPRI # 444
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Biden's Gaza Proposal, New US Order on Migration, and a Guilty Verdict in Hong Kong

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Conflcit Weekly
May 2024 | IPRI # 443
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Growing International Pressure on Israel, Protests in Armenia and Elections in South Africa

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Conflcit Weekly
May 2024 | IPRI # 442
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

International Condemnation of Israel, Battle for Kharkiv in Russia, and the Protests in New Caledonia

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Conflict Weekly
May 2024 | IPRI # 441
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflict in Gaza, Elections in Catalonia and Protests in Georgia

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Conflict Weekly
May 2024 | IPRI # 440
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Ceasefire Conundrum in the Middle East, Protests against Gender Violence in Australia and Biden’s Speech on Holocaust Memorial

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Conflict Weekly
May 2024 | IPRI # 439
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Elusive Negotiations over Gaza and Complex Abortion Legislations in the US

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Conflict Weekly
April 2024 | IPRI # 438
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

UK's Rwanda Deportation Bill and Ecuador's Referendum

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Conflict Weekly
April 2024 | IPRI # 437
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflict Escalation in the Middle East, and One Year of Civil War in Sudan

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Conflict Weekly
April 2024 | IPRI # 436
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Six Months of War in Gaza & the Mexico-Ecuador spat

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Conflict Weekly
April 2024 | IPRI # 435
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Remembering the Rwandan Genocide and Martin Luther King

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Conflict Weekly
March 2024 | IPRI # 434
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

UNSC Resolution on Gaza, Terror Attack in Moscow, and a Profile of the IS-K

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Conflict Weekly
March 2024 | IPRI # 433
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Female Genital Mutilation bill in The Gambia, Search for a Ceasefire in Gaza and Continuing Instability in Haiti

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Conflict Weekly
March 2024 | IPRI # 432
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Kidnappings in Nigeria

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Conflict Weekly
March 2024 | IPRI # 431
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Enshrining Abortion Rights in France's Constitution, Inuit Women's Demand for Justice, the State of Emergency in Haiti and the Elusive Ceasefire in Gaza

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Conflict Weekly
March 2024 | IPRI # 430
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sweden in NATO, Farmers' Protest in Poland, and the anti-LGBTQ bill in Ghana

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Conflict Weekly
February 2024 | IPRI # 429
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Battle for Avdiivka in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly
February 2024 | IPRI # 428
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Israel's Military Campaign in Rafah

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Conflict Weekly
February 2024 | IPRI # 427
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Senegal

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Conflict Weekly
February 2024 | IPRI # 426
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

UNRWA 's funding crisis in Gaza, Farmers' protest in France, and Withdrawal of Mali, Burkina Faso and Niger from ECOWAS

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Conflict Weekly
January 2024 | IPRI # 425
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Violence in Haiti, Myanmar and Gaza

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SPECIAL COMMENTARY
January 2024 | IPRI # 424
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Myanmar: Ethnic Armed Organizations, China’s Mediation and Continuing Fighting

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Conflict Weekly
January 2024 | IPRI # 423
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Red Sea Crisis: Attacks and Counter Attacks

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Conflict Weekly
January 2024 | IPRI # 422
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Blinken's Fourth Visit to Middle East, Ecuador's State of Internal Armed Conflict, and Ethiopia-Somaliland tensions in the Horn of Africa

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Conflict Weekly
January 2024 | IPRI # 421
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The War in Ukraine and Gaza

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Conflict Weekly
December 2023 | IPRI # 420
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Special Edition: Conflicts in 2023

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Conflict Weekly
December 2023 | IPRI # 419
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Red Sea Crisis and Hungary's blockade of EU's Ukraine aid

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Conflict Weekly
December 2023 | IPRI # 418
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Tensions in South China Sea and Ukraine and Terror Attack in Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
November 2023 | IPRI # 417
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

End of a Fragile Peace in Gaza, and a Failed Coup in Sierra Leone

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Conflict Weekly
November 2023 | IPRI # 416
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Floods in East Africa, the London Summit on Global Food Security, and the War in Gaza

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Conflict Weekly
November 2023 | IPRI # 415
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Into the Fifth Week: The Continuing Ground Offensive and Israel’s Search for Hamas’ Command Centre

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Conflict Weekly
November 2023 | IPRI # 414
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Conflict in Sudan and Pakistan's Repatriation of Illegal Refugees

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Conflict Weekly
October 2023 | IPRI # 394
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Worsening Situation in Gaza, Rapprochement between Venezuela and the US, and the Philippines- China Maritime Dispute

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Conflict Weekly
October 2023 | IPRI # 393
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Conflict Escalation in Israel and the Failed Indigenous Voice Referendum in Australia

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Conflict Weekly
October 2023 | IPRI # 392
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Israel-Palestine Conflict and Earthquake in Afghanistan

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Conflict Weekly
October 2023 | IPRI # 391
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Rising security threats after the coup in Niger

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Conflict Weekly
September 2023 | IPRI # 390
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Nagorno-Karabakh and the End of the Republic of Artsakh

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Conflcit Weekly
September 2023 | IPRI # 389
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence and Ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Auto Workers’ Strike in the US, Fighting in Sudan, Another Migrant Crisis in Italy, and the US-Iran Prisoners Exchange

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Conflict Weekly
September 2023 | IPRI # 388
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Decriminalisation of Abortion in Mexico, Continuing Violence in Sudan, Floods in Libya, and Earthquake in Morocco

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Conflict Weekly
September 2023 | IPRI # 387
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Fall of Black Sea Grain Initiative, Leadership Troubles for Myanmar in ASEAN, and Post-Coup Tensions in Gabon

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Conflict Weekly
August 2023 | IPRI # 386
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Coup in Gabon and One Year of “Total Peace” in Colombia

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Conflict Weekly
August 2023 | IPRI # 385
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Another Conflict in Ethiopia and a Stalemate in Niger

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Conflict Weekly
August 2023 | IPRI # 384
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Political Violence in Ecuador, Wildfires in Hawaii, and Two Years of Taliban Rule

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Conflict Weekly
August 2023 | IPRI # 383
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Standoff in Niger, Expanding War in Ukraine, and Political Crisis in Senegal

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IPRI Quarterly Forecasts
August 2023 | IPRI # 382
IPRI Briefs

S Shaji

Increasing Insurgency in East Africa: Major Trends and Trajectories

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Conflict Weekly
July 2023 | IPRI # 381
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Coup in Niger, Violent anti-government demonstrations in Kenya, and Protests in Israel over judicial reforms

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IPRI Quarterly Forecasts
July 2023 | IPRI # 380
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Myanmar Continues to Burn

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IPRI Quarterly Forecasts
July 2023 | IPRI # 379
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Return of Violence in Manipur

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Conflcit Weekly
July 2023 | IPRI # 378
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Fukushima waste water controversy, Russia’s withdrawal from the grain deal, Stalemate of aid extension in Syria, and Extreme weather anomalies across US Europe and Asia

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Conflcit Weekly
July 2023 | IPRI # 376
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in France, Termination of UN Mission in Mali, and Violence in Israel

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Conflict Weekly
June 2023 | IPRI # 375
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Rise and Fall of the Wagner Revolt, Failure of the Ninth Ceasefire in Sudan, and the Global Gender Gap Report

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IPRI REVIEW
June 2023 | IPRI # 374
IPRI Comments

Rishika Yadav, Sneha Surendran, Sandra D Costa, Ryan Marcus, Prerana P and Nithyashree RB

Global Gender Gap Report 2023: Regional Takeaways

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Conflict Weekly
June 2023 | IPRI # 373
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in Uganda, Migrant Crisis in the Mediterranean, State of the Climate in Europe, and Taliban Arms Management

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SPECIAL COMMENTARY
June 2023 | IPRI # 372
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

The Civil War in Myanmar: Continuing Violence, the Battle of Attrition, and the Divide within ASEAN

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Conflict Weekly
June 2023 | IPRI # 371
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Counter-Offensive and Drone Attacks in Ukraine, and Continuing Violence in Manipur

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SPECIAL COMMENTARY
June 2023 | IPRI # 370
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

India: Violence continues in Manipur

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Conflict Weekly
June 2023 | IPRI # 369
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Canada's Wildfires, and Reviews of two reports on Tigray and the Arctic Ice-melt

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IPRI REPORT REVIEW
June 2023 | IPRI # 368
IPRI Comments

Varsha K and Nithyashree RB

Hunger Hotspots: Five Takeaways of FAO‑WFP report on food insecurity

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Conflict Weekly
June 2023 | IPRI # 367
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Russia-Ukraine Drone Warfare, Violence in Kosovo, and a Separatists' Crisis in Cameroon

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Conflict Weekly
May 2023 | IPRI # 366
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Bhutan's Gross National Happiness, Return of Syria to the Arab League, Seventh Ceasefire in Sudan, Bakhmut Battle in Ukraine, Zelensky's Diplomatic Offensive, and WMO Report Takeaways

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Conflict Weekly
May 2023 | IPRI # 365
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Armenia-Azerbaijan Stalemate

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May 2023 | IPRI # 364
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Violence in India's Manipur: Clash of Perceptions of Marginalization and Victimhood

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Conflict Weekly
May 2023 | IPRI # 363
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Another ceasefire in Sudan, and a Counteroffensive in Ukraine

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Special Commentary
May 2023 | IPRI # 362
IPRI Comments

Akriti Sharma

Droughts in East Africa: A climate disaster

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Special Commentary
May 2023 | IPRI # 361
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

The State of Conflict in Myanmar: Violence, Counter-Violence, and the Current Impasse

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Conflict Weekly
April 2023 | IPRI # 360
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Evacuation in Sudan, and the Chinese Ambassador's statement on the status of former Soviet republics

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Conflict Weekly
April 2023 | IPRI # 359
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in Sudan and the Battle for Bakhmut

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Conflcit Weekly
April 2023 | IPRI # 358
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in Israel and 25 years of the Good Friday Agreement

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Conflcit Weekly
April 2023 | IPRI # 357
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Israel, Elections in Finland, and Kidnapping in Nigeria

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Conflcit Weekly
March 2023 | IPRI # 356
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sri Lanka's IMF deal and Violence in Haiti

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Conflcit Weekly
March 2023 | IPRI # 355
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Senegal, Imran Khan's arrest attempt and Bank distress across the US and Europe

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Conflict Weekly
March 2023 | IPRI # 354
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Georgia, Japan-South Korea reconciliation, and Iran’s school poisoning

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Conflict Weekly
March 2023 | IPRI # 353
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

New BREXIT deal on Northern Ireland, battle for Bakhmut and return of violence in Palestine

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Conflict Weekly
February 2023 | IPRI # 352
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in China and France, and post-earthquake crises in Turkey and Syria

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Special Essay
February 2023 | IPRI # 351
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Myanmar: Two years since the coup

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Conflict Weekly
February 2023 | IPRI # 350
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The US-China tensions over balloon, and Weather anomalies in the Americas

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Conflict Weekly
February 2023 | IPRI # 349
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The continuing crisis in Israel

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Conflict Weekly
January 2023 | IPRI # 348
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Spain, Sweden and Israel

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Conflict Weekly
January 2023 | IPRI # 347
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Population decline in China, and Protests in Peru

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NIAS Africa Studies
January 2023 | IPRI # 346
IPRI Comments

Sruthi Sadhasivam

Instability in West Africa: The role of France

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Conflict Weekly
January 2023 | IPRI # 345
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The new push in the Ukraine war, Ben Gvir’s visit to al Aqsa, Mali's pardon to Ivorian soldiers, violent protests in Brazil and violence over Guzman's arrest

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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | IPRI # 343
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Peace and conflict in 2022: Top 50 stories from around the world

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
December 2022 | IPRI # 342
IPRI Briefs

Devansh Agrawal

One China Policy and Absence of the Rule of Law: A brief look into the mistreatment of Tibetan refugees in Nepal

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
December 2022 | IPRI # 341
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Another Peace Accord in India’s Northeast: A review of the new agreement between New Delhi, the Assam government and Adivasi insurgent groups

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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | IPRI # 340
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Global Biodiversity Framework and the EU's gas price capping regulation

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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | IPRI # 339
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Workers strike in the UK

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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | IPRI # 338
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Drone attacks in Russia

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Conflict Weekly
December 2022 | IPRI # 337
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in China and the end of TTP's ceasefire in Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
November 2022 | IPRI # 336
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A ceasefire in DRC and a report on the repatriation from Syria's detention camps

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 335
IPRI Comments

Debangana Chatterjee

Mapping Gender: Iran and its ‘Burning’ Hijabs

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 333
IPRI Comments

Sindhu Radhakrishna

Peace and Conflict in Human Wildlife Interactions

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 332
IPRI Comments

Padmashree Anandhan

Europe: Ukraine War and the Nordic

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 331
IPRI Comments

Porkkodi Ganeshpandian

Haiti: Five issues fueling gang violence

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 330
IPRI Comments

Sruthi Sadhasivam

Latin America: Four implications of War in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 329
IPRI Comments

S Shaji

Africa: A war and truce between Ethiopia and Tigray

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 328
IPRI Comments

Anu Maria Joseph

Africa: Ethiopia-Tigray ceasefire, and the complex roadmap for peace

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 327
IPRI Comments

Poulomi Mondal

Africa: End of Operation Barkhane, and future implications for France and Sahel

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 326
IPRI Comments

Devjyoti Saha

Africa: The Wagner Group, exploitation of conflicts and increased dependency on Russia

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 325
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Africa: An overview and reasons behind persistence of conflicts

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 324
IPRI Comments

Athar Zafar

South Caucasia: Prospects for a stable peace

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 323
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Afghanistan: The Taliban, women, and how history repeats itself

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 322
IPRI Comments

Vijay Anand Panigrahi

Pakistan: TTP, failed peace negotiations, and violence in Swat

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 321
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

India: Protracted Talks and Elusive Peace in the Naga ceasefire agreement

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 320
IPRI Comments

Mahesh Bhatta

Nepal: An impending economic crisis

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 319
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Sri Lanka: Significance of Aragalaya as a unifying factor

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 318
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Myanmar: Resilience of the Opposition’s Armed Uprising

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 317
IPRI Comments

Sandip Kumar Mishra

East Asia: North Korea’s Missile Provocations

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 316
IPRI Comments

Avishka Ashok

China: Global Focus and its impact on Xinjiang and the Uyghurs

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Conflict Weekly Special Issue
November 2022 | IPRI # 315
IPRI Comments

Mallika Joseph

The struggle to frame peace

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Conflict Weekly
November 2022 | IPRI # 314
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Special Edition: 150th Issue of Conflict Weekly

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Conflict Weekly
November 2022 | IPRI # 313
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Assassination attempt on Imran Khan and Russia’s withdrawal from Kherson

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Conflict Weekly
November 2022 | IPRI # 312
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Permanent ceasefire in Ethiopia and a report on the supply chain behind war crimes in Myanmar

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Conflict Weekly
October 2022 | IPRI # 311
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests and violence in Chad

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Conflict Weekly
October 2022 | IPRI # 310
IPRI Comments

Haiti's Gang Violence, Venezuelan Migrants and the US, and Global Hunger Index

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Conflict Weekly
October 2022 | IPRI # 309
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

UNHRC proceedings on Xinjiang and the Oxfam report on reducing inequality

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Conflict Weekly
October 2022 | IPRI # 308
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

North Korea's missile tests and Russia's annexation of four territories

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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | IPRI # 307
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Iran

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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | IPRI # 306
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Clashes between Armenia-Azerbaijan

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
September 2022 | IPRI # 305
IPRI Comments

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Another Peace Accord in India’s Northeast: A review of the new agreement between New Delhi, Assam government and Adivasi insurgent groups

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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | IPRI # 304
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ukraine's counter-offensive, North Korea's legislation on preemptive nuclear strike, and a report on Modern Slavery

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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | IPRI # 303
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The UN report on Xinjiang: Four Takeaways

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Conflict Weekly
September 2022 | IPRI # 302
IPRI Comments

Violence in Baghdad and Renewed fighting in Ethiopia

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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | IPRI # 301
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Six months of War in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | IPRI # 300
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Breaking from the past in Kenyan elections, a year under the Taliban in Afghanistan, and merciless heatwaves in Europe

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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | IPRI # 299
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Precarious ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, fresh rounds of violence in Gaza, and the new US bill supporting climate change

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
August 2022 | IPRI # 298
IPRI Briefs

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

100 Days of People’s Protest in Sri Lanka: What’s Next?

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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | IPRI # 297
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Zawahiri's killing, Pope's apology to the indigenous people in Canada, Iraq's political crisis, and Senegal's disputed elections

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Conflict Weekly
August 2022 | IPRI # 296
IPRI Briefs

Bibhu Prasad Routray

Myanmar Military: Annihilation as a Domination Strategy

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Conflict Weekly
July 2022 | IPRI # 295
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ukraine grain deal, the Monkeypox emergency, and the US wildfires

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
July 2022 | IPRI # 294
IPRI Comments

Amit Gupta

Killing Roe will hurt the US Soft Power

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Conflict Weekly
July 2022 | IPRI # 293
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Russia’s gas warning to Europe, and Sudan’s intra-tribal clashes

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Conflict Weekly
July 2022 | IPRI # 292
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

President Rajapaksa’s resignation and the economic crisis in Sri Lanka, and the military's withdrawal in Sudan

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Conflict Weekly
July 2022 | IPRI # 291
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Political Stalemate in Libya, and the Fall of Luhansk in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 290
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Attacks on Europe's pride marches, the Morocco-Spain migration, and the intensifying Russia-Ukraine war

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NIAS Africa Studies
June 2022 | IPRI # 289
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

DRC-Rwanda tensions: Latest developments and issues

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NIAS Africa Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 288
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Africa’s displacement crises: Three key drivers

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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 287
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Heatwave in Europe, rise of the Left in Colombia and the UNHCR report on Forced Displacement

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Russia-Ukraine War
June 2022 | IPRI # 286
IPRI Comments

Sruthi Sadhasivam

Limiting Ukraine War to Ukraine: The US foreign policy strategy

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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 285
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The new UK new bill on Brexit, Turkey's NATO concerns on Finland and Sweden and the SIPRI report on nuclear arsenal/weapons

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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 284
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

North Korea's Missile Tests and Sanctions on Mali

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Conflict Weekly
June 2022 | IPRI # 283
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Denmark's referendum on EU defence and interstate tensions in Africa

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
May 2022 | IPRI # 282
IPRI Briefs

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

Sri Lanka’s Economic Crisis: Structural issues and impacts

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Conflict Weekly
May 2022 | IPRI # 281
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Another school shooting in the US, and EU-UK tussle over Northern Ireland protocol

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NIAS Africa Studies
May 2022 | IPRI # 280
IPRI Comments

Poulomi Mondal

Communal Tensions in Ethiopia: Five drivers

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Conflict Weekly
May 2022 | IPRI # 279
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Another racial attack in the US, Divide within the EU over the Russian oil ban, and violence in Israel

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Conflict Weekly Cover Story
May 2022 | IPRI # 278
IPRI Comments

S Shaji

Sudan, three years after Omar al Bashir

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Conflict Weekly
May 2022 | IPRI # 277
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Intensifying political crisis in Sri Lanka, Communal tensions in Ethiopia, and 75 days of Ukraine war

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NIAS Africa Studies
May 2022 | IPRI # 276
IPRI Comments

Mohamad Aseel Ummer

Wagner Group: Russia's Proxies or Ghost Soldiers?

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NIAS Africa Studies
May 2022 | IPRI # 275
IPRI Comments

Anu Maria Joseph

Mali ends defence ties with France: What does this mean

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Conflict Weekly
May 2022 | IPRI # 274
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Mali-France tensions and anti-UK protests in the Virgin Islands

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Conflict Weekly
April 2022 | IPRI # 273
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

​​​​​​​UK-Rwanda asylum deal, Mexico's continuing femicides, and Afghanistan's sectarian violence 

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Conflict Weekly
April 2022 | IPRI # 272
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The battle for Donbas, Violence in Jerusalem, Riots in Sweden, Kyrgyzstan- Tajikistan border dialogue, and China’s military drills

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Conflict Weekly
April 2022 | IPRI # 271
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in Nigeria, and Russia’s new military strategy in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly
April 2022 | IPRI # 270
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Political Crises in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Tunisia; Ceasefire in Yemen; and the Battle for Mariupol

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
April 2022 | IPRI # 269
IPRI Briefs

Sourina Bej

Ceasefire trails in Naga conflict: Space for peace parleys and violent politics

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
April 2022 | IPRI # 268
IPRI Briefs

Mohamad Aseel Ummer

Failing Peace in Darfur: Multiple Actors, No Outcome

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
April 2022 | IPRI # 267
IPRI Briefs

Jeshil Samuel J

The 2014 Gaza Ceasefire: A Stopgap to Peace dividend

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
April 2022 | IPRI # 266
IPRI Briefs

Dincy Adlakha

The 1999 Lome Peace Agreement: Issues and failed aspirations

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
April 2022 | IPRI # 265
IPRI Briefs

Anju C Joseph

Ceasefire in Moro Conflict: No lasting solution in sight

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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | IPRI # 264
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

30 days of War in Ukraine

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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | IPRI # 263
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sri Lanka’s worsening economic crisis

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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | IPRI # 262
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The end of Denmark’s Inuit experiment

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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | IPRI # 261
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

International Women’s Day: Gap between policies and realities on gender equality

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Conflict Weekly
March 2022 | IPRI # 260
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Russia’s Ukraine Invasion: One Week Later

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Conflict Weekly
February 2022 | IPRI # 259
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Russia’s Ukraine salami slicing and Canada’s freedom convoy protests

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Conflict Weekly
February 2022 | IPRI # 258
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Unfreezing the Afghan assets, Tunisia’s judicial crisis and Libya’s new political deadlock

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Conflict Weekly
February 2022 | IPRI # 257
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Freedom convoy protests in Canada, and a de-escalation over Ukraine

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NIAS Africa Monitor
February 2022 | IPRI # 256
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Coup in Burkina Faso: Five things to know

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Conflict Weekly
February 2022 | IPRI # 255
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

One year of the coup in Myanmar, Taliban meetings in Oslo, and the Global hunger report

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Conflict Weekly
January 2022 | IPRI # 254
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Coup in Burkina Faso, Continuing violence in Yemen, and an ISIS attack in Syria

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Conflict Weekly
January 2022 | IPRI # 253
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Threat of War over Ukraine, a Syrian trial in Germany, and Protests in France

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Central Asia
January 2022 | IPRI # 252
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The unrest in Kazakhstan: Look beyond the trigger

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Conflict Weekly
January 2022 | IPRI # 251
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Unrest and crackdown in Kazakhstan, Another jail term for Aung San Suu Kyi, Two years after Qasem Soleimani, and Canada's reconciliation with the indigenous people

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Conflict Weekly
January 2022 | IPRI # 250
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflicts in 2021 : Through Regional Prisms

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 249
IPRI Briefs

Dr Shreya Upadhyay

State of Peace and Conflict in North America in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 248
IPRI Briefs

Dr Aparaajita Pandey

State of Peace and Conflict in Latin America in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 247
IPRI Briefs

Dr Shaji S

State of Peace and Conflict in Africa in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 246
IPRI Briefs

Dr Stanly Johny

State of Peace and conflict in the Middle East in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 245
IPRI Briefs

Dr Athar Zafar

State of Peace and Conflict in Central Asia in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 244
IPRI Briefs

Dr Anshuman Behera

State of Peace and Conflict in South Asia in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 243
IPRI Briefs

Dr Bibhu Prasad Routray

State of Peace and Conflict in Southeast Asia in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 242
IPRI Briefs

Dr Sandip Kumar Mishra

State of Peace and Conflict in East Asia in 2021

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NIAS-IPRI Workshop
January 2022 | IPRI # 241
IPRI Briefs

Dr Anand V

State of Peace and Conflict in China in 2021

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Conflict Weekly
December 2021 | IPRI # 240
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Top 15 Conflicts in 2021

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Conflict Weekly
December 2021 | IPRI # 239
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

New reports on the Omicron threat, and lifting sanctions on humanitarian aid to Afghanistan

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Conflict Weekly
December 2021 | IPRI # 238
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

West warns Russia over Ukrainian aggression and South Korea and North Korean agree on end-of-war declaration in principle

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NIAS Africa Monitor
December 2021 | IPRI # 237
IPRI Comments

Harshita Rathore

Famine in Ethiopia: The government's refusal to acknowledge, worsens the crisis

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Conflict Weekly
December 2021 | IPRI # 236
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflict Weekly: 100th Issue

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Conflict Weekly
December 2021 | IPRI # 235
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Unrest in the Solomon Islands, and the 12 million missing children in China

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Conflict Weekly
November 2021 | IPRI # 234
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti-lockdown protests in Europe, Farmers' protests in India, and Continuing instability in Sudan

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Conflict Weekly
November 2021 | IPRI # 223
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Europe's other migrant crisis, and Protests in Cuba and Thailand

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Conflict Weekly
November 2021 | IPRI # 222
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The migrant threat to Europe from Belarus and Ceasefire with the TTP in Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
November 2021 | IPRI # 221
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

One year of Ethiopian conflict and UK-France fishing row

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Conflict Weekly
October 2021 | IPRI # 220
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Coup in Sudan, Pressure on Myanmar's military regime, and the Migrant game by Belarus

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October 2021 | IPRI # 219
IPRI Comments

Vandana Mishra

The Texas abortion law: Five reasons why it is draconian

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Pakistan Reader Comments
October 2021 | IPRI # 218
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

No honour in honour killing

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Conflict Weekly
October 2021 | IPRI # 217
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

One year after Samuel Paty's killing, Kidnapping in Haiti, and Instability in Sudan

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Conflict Weekly
October 2021 | IPRI # 216
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

ISIS violence in Afghanistan, and Targeted killings in J&K

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Pakistan Reader Comments
October 2021 | IPRI # 215
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Rising child abuse in Pakistan: Five reasons why

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Pakistan Reader Comments
October 2021 | IPRI # 214
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Hazara Persecution in Pakistan: No end in sight

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Pakistan Reader Comments
October 2021 | IPRI # 213
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

Talking to the Pakistani Taliban: What did Imran say? And what does it mean? Is the rest of Pakistan ready for the same?

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Pakistan Reader Comments
October 2021 | IPRI # 212
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

Protests in Gwadar: Who and Why

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Conflict Weekly
October 2021 | IPRI # 211
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti-Bolsonaro protests in Brazil, UK-France fishing row, Talks with the TTP in Pakistan, and the anti-abortion law protests in the US

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Conflict Weekly
September 2021 | IPRI # 210
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Chinese White Paper on Xinjiang, and the Haitian migrant crisis in the US

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NIAS-IPRI Brief
September 2021 | IPRI # 209
IPRI Briefs

Apoorva Sudhakar

Africa’s Stolen Future:Child abductions, lost innocence, and a glaring reflection of State failure in Nigeria

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Afghanistan
September 2021 | IPRI # 208
IPRI Comments

Vineeth Daniel Vinoy

Who is who in the interim Taliban government? And, what would be the government structure?

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Conflict Weekly
September 2021 | IPRI # 207
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Pride marches in Europe, Jail term for Hotel Rwanda hero, and continuing Houthi-led violence in Yemen

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Conflict Weekly
September 2021 | IPRI # 206
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests in Europe and Brazil, and an impending humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan

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Latin America
September 2021 | IPRI # 205
IPRI Comments

Lokendra Sharma

Two months of Cuban protests: Is the ‘revolution’ ending?

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Conflict Weekly
September 2021 | IPRI # 204
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Texas' abortion ban, Return of the Thai protests, the Taliban government, and the Guinea coup

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Conflict Weekly
September 2021 | IPRI # 203
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The US exit from Afghanistan, the Houthi violence in Yemen, and Hurricane Ida in the US

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Conflict Weekly
August 2021 | IPRI # 202
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Chaotic evacuation in Kabul, Crimea Summit on seven years of Russian occupation, anti-lockdown protests in Australia, and continuing kidnappings in Africa

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Conflict Weekly
August 2021 | IPRI # 201
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Return of the Taliban and the fall of Afghanistan

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Conflict Weekly
August 2021 | IPRI # 200
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests return to Thailand, Taliban gains in Afghanistan, Pandemic action triggers protests in Europe, and new Climate Change report warns Code-Red

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Conflict Weekly
August 2021 | IPRI # 199
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Taliban offensive, New Zealand's apology over the Pacific communities, Peru's new problem, and an inter-State clash in India's Northeast

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Conflict Weekly
July 2021 | IPRI # 198
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

France's anti-extremism bill, Canada's burning churches, and Tunisia's new political crisis

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 197
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Impending famine in Tigray, should make Ethiopia everyone's problem

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 196
IPRI Comments

Anu Maria Joseph

Too late and too little is Ethiopia's international problem

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 195
IPRI Comments

Sankalp Gurjar

Africa's Ethiopia Problem

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 194
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Ethiopia's Tigray problem is Tigray's Ethiopia problem

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Afghanistan
July 2021 | IPRI # 193
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Five reasons why Afghanistan is closer to a civil war

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 192
IPRI Comments

Anu Maria Joseph

Beyond the apology to Rwanda: In Africa, is France still a 'silent colonizer'?

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 191
IPRI Comments

Mohamad Aseel Ummer

Migration in Africa: Origin, Drivers and Destinations

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 190
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

15 of the 23 global hunger hotspots are in Africa:Three reasons why

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NIAS Africa Monitor
July 2021 | IPRI # 189
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Libya: A new unity government and rekindled hope, a decade after the fall of Gaddafi

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Conflict Weekly
July 2021 | IPRI # 188
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Floods in Germany, Wildfires in Siberia and the Pegasus Spyware

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Conflict Weekly
July 2021 | IPRI # 184
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti-government protests in Cuba, Pro-Zuma protests in South Africa, and remembering the Srebrenica massacre

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Conflict Weekly
July 2021 | IPRI # 183
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Taliban offensive in Afghanistan, Protests in Colombia, and the Heat Wave 

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Conflict Weekly
June 2021 | IPRI # 182
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ceasefire in Ethiopia, Berlin Conference on Libya and the World Drug Report

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Conflict Weekly
June 2021 | IPRI # 181
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The US Juneteenth, UN resolution on Myanmar and Global Peace Index

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Europe
June 2021 | IPRI # 180
IPRI Comments

Chetna Vinay Bhora

Spain, Morocco and the rise of rightwing politics in Europe over immigration

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Southeast Asia
June 2021 | IPRI # 179
IPRI Comments

Anju Joseph

Timor Leste: Instability continues, despite 19 years of independence

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Conflict Weekly
June 2021 | IPRI # 178
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Three new reports on Child labour, Ethiopia and Xinjiang, Tensions in Belfast, and the Suu Kyi trial

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Conflict Weekly
June 2021 | IPRI # 177
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The UN report on Taliban-al Qaeda links, Denmark on relocating refugee camps, Burkino Faso massacre, Arctic melt, and Afghan trilateral dialogue

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Israel-Palestine Conflict
June 2021 | IPRI # 176
IPRI Comments

Udbhav Krishna P

Revisiting the recent violence: Three takeaways

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Gender Peace and Conflict
June 2021 | IPRI # 175
IPRI Comments

Vibha Venugopal

The return of Taliban will be bad news for women

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Nepal
June 2021 | IPRI # 174
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

Fresh election-call mean unending cycle of instability

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Conflict Weekly
June 2021 | IPRI # 173
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing protests in Colombia, another mass abduction in Nigeria, and a controversial election in Syria

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Conflict Weekly
May 2021 | IPRI # 172
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ceasefire in Israel, NLD ban in Myanmar and a new Belarus crisis

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Conflict Weekly
May 2021 | IPRI # 171
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Elusive ceasefire in Israel-Palestine conflict, a migration crisis in Spain, three weeks of protests in Colombia, and the rise of Ransomware reign

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The Maldives
May 2021 | IPRI # 170
IPRI Comments

N Manoharan

The bomb attack on Mohamed Nasheed. Is it political or jihadist?

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Conflict Weekly
May 2021 | IPRI # 169
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Escalating Israel-Palestine violence, an attack and a ceasefire in Afghanistan, and the fallouts of Scotland election for the UK

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Australia's indigenous communities
May 2021 | IPRI # 168
IPRI Comments

Avishka Ashok

The systemic oppression continues despite three decades of the Royal Commission report

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Africa
May 2021 | IPRI # 167
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

15 of the 23 global hunger hotspots are in Africa. Three reasons why

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Afghanistan 
May 2021 | IPRI # 166
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The US decision to withdraw is a call made too early. Three reasons why

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Conflict Weekly
May 2021 | IPRI # 165
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violent protests in Colombia, US troops withdrawal in Afghanistan, and the battle for Marib in Yemen

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Conflict Weekly
April 2021 | IPRI # 164
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Israel-Syria missile strikes, Clashes in Somalia and Afghan meetings in Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
April 2021 | IPRI # 163
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

George Floyd murder trial, Fukushima water release controversy, anti-France protests in Pakistan, Report on the Rwandan genocide and another Loya Jirga in Afghanistan

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Conflict Weekly
April 2021 | IPRI # 162
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Riots in Northern Ireland, Sabotage on an Iranian nuclear facility, and a massacre in Ethiopia

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Conflict Weekly
April 2021 | IPRI # 161
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Global gender gap report, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam talks failure, Maoist attack in India, Border tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the Security forces take control of Palma in Mozambique

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Conflict Weekly
March 2021 | IPRI # 160
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Bloody Week in Myanmar, a Suicide attack in Indonesia and an Insurgency in Mozambique

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Conflict Weekly
March 2021 | IPRI # 159
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sanctions on China, Saudi Arabia ceasefire in Yemen, the UNHRC resolution on Sri Lanka, and a massacre in Niger

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Conflict Weekly #62
March 2021 | IPRI # 158
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Gender Protests in Australia, Expanding Violence in Myanmar and Anti-protests bill in the UK

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Conflict Weekly # 61
March 2021 | IPRI # 157
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Women’s Day, Swiss Referendum, Myanmar Violence, George Floyd Trial and Lebanon Protests

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Conflict Weekly #60
March 2021 | IPRI # 156
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

From Myanmar and Hong Kong in Asia to Nigeria in Africa: Seven conflicts this week

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Conflict Weekly # 59
February 2021 | IPRI # 155
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Protests in Myanmar, ‘Comfort Women’ issue in South Korea and Abductions in Nigeria

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Ethiopia
February 2021 | IPRI # 154
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Five fallouts of the military offensive in Tigray

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Afghanistan
February 2021 | IPRI # 153
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

The recent surge in targeted killing vs the troops withdrawal

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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | IPRI # 152
IPRI Comments

Avishka Ashok

In Argentina, an extraordinarily progressive law on abortion brings the Conservatives to protest

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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | IPRI # 151
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudan

In Poland, the protests against the abortion law feed into anti-government sentiments

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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | IPRI # 150
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

In Honduras, a move towards a permanent ban on abortion laws

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Abortions, Legislations and Gender Protests
February 2021 | IPRI # 149
IPRI Comments

Sukanya Bali

In Thailand, the new abortion law poses more questions

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Myanmar
February 2021 | IPRI # 148
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Civilian protests vs military: Three factors will decide the outcome in Myanmar

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Conflict Weekly # 58
February 2021 | IPRI # 147
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti-Separatism bill in France, Protests in Nepal against a gender-specific law, Surge in targetted killings in Afghanistan, and Instability continues in Ethiopia

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Conflict Weekly #57
February 2021 | IPRI # 146
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti-Coup protests in Myanmar, a new US strategy on Yemen, and the US-Iran differences on nuclear roadmap

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India and Sri Lanka
February 2021 | IPRI # 145
IPRI Comments

N Manoharan and Drorima Chatterjee

Five ways India can detangle the fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

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Conflict Weekly #56
February 2021 | IPRI # 144
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Coup in Myanmar and Protests in Russia

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Conflict Weekly #55
January 2021 | IPRI # 143
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Farmers' protests in India, Vaccine Wars, another India-China border standoff, and Navalny's imprisonment

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Conflict Weekly # 54
January 2021 | IPRI # 142
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

New President in the US, new Chinese Village in Arunachal Pradesh, new Israeli settlement in West Bank, and another massacre in Sudan

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Conflict Weekly # 53
January 2021 | IPRI # 141
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Trump impeached by the US House, Hazara miners buried in Pakistan, Farm laws stayed in India, and the Crisis escalation in CAR

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Conflict Weekly # 52
January 2021 | IPRI # 140
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

GCC lifts Qatar blockade, Iran decides to enrich uranium, Argentina legalizes abortion, French soldiers targeted in Mali, and the AFSPA extended in India's Northeast

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 139
IPRI Comments

Lakshmi V Menon

The Middle East: The Abraham Accords may be the deal of the century, but comes with a heavy Palestinian cause  

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 138
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

France:  Needs to rethink  the state-religion relation in battling extremism

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 137
IPRI Comments

Teshu Singh

India and China: A tense border with compromise unlikely

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 136
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Ethiopia: The conflict in Tigray and the regional fallouts

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 135
IPRI Comments

Kamna Tiwary

Europe: From anti-government protests in Belarus to ‘United for Abortion’ in Poland 

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 134
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudan

Brexit: A year of the UK-EU transition talks and finally, a Deal 

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 133
IPRI Comments

Mallika Devi

Hong Kong: Slow Strangulation of Protests, Security Law and China's victory

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 132
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Thailand: For the pro-democracy protests, it is a long march ahead 

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Conflicts around the World in 2020
December 2020 | IPRI # 131
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Nagorno-Karabakh: Rekindled fighting, Causalities and a Ceasefire

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Conflict Weekly
December 2020 | IPRI # 130
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Hot on the Conflict Trails: Top Ten Conflicts in 2020

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Conflict Weekly
December 2020 | IPRI # 129
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Boko Haram abductions in Nigeria, Violence in Afghanistan and Farmers' protest in India

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Gender Peace and Conflict
December 2020 | IPRI # 128
IPRI Comments

Pushpika Sapna Bara

From Poland to India: More attacks on abortion rights coincide with the emergence of right

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Conflict Weekly
December 2020 | IPRI # 127
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Farmers protest in India, Radicals target idols in Bangladesh, UK reaches out to the EU and Saudi Arabia to mend ties with Qatar

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Conflict Weekly
December 2020 | IPRI # 126
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

An assassination in Iran, Massacre in Nigeria and Suicide bombings in Afghanistan

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The Friday Backgrounder
November 2020 | IPRI # 125
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Ensure the DDC elections are inclusive, free and fair

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Conflict Weekly
November 2020 | IPRI # 124
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Electoral violence in Africa, War crimes in Afghanistan, COVID's third global wave, and Protest escalation in Thailand

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Domestic turmoil and South Asia
November 2020 | IPRI # 123
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

Sri Lanka’s 20-Amendment is more than what was bargained for

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Conflict Weekly
November 2020 | IPRI # 122
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The US troops withdrawal, Violent protests in Thailand, Refugee crisis in Ethiopia, Anti-France protests in Pakistan and the Indo-Pak tensions along the LoC

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The Friday Backgrounder
November 2020 | IPRI # 121
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: The Gupkar Alliance decides to fight the DDC elections together. The ballot may be thicker than principle

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Conflict Weekly
November 2020 | IPRI # 120
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A peace agreement in Nagorno-Karabakh and a brewing civil war in Ethiopia

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Conflict Weekly
November 2020 | IPRI # 119
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

IS terror in Vienna and Kabul, new controversy along Nepal-China border, and a boundary dispute in India’s Northeast

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J&K
October 2020 | IPRI # 118
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

The Friday Backgrounder: Union Government amends the land laws, and the Kashmiri Opposition protests. There is politics in both

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GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING DURING A PANDEMIC
October 2020 | IPRI # 117
IPRI Comments

Kabi Adhikari

In Nepal, rising gender violence shadows COVID-19 pandemic

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GLOBAL PROTESTS MOVEMENT
October 2020 | IPRI # 116
IPRI Comments

Apoorva Sudhakar

Lebanon: One year of protests; it is more setbacks and little reforms

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GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING DURING A PANDEMIC
October 2020 | IPRI # 115
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

In Sri Lanka, pandemic has eclipsed women’s role in peacebuilding

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J&K
October 2020 | IPRI # 114
IPRI Comments

Akriti Sharma

The new demands within the State over the Official Language Act

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India's Northeast
October 2020 | IPRI # 113
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

The Naga Peace talks: Caught in its own rhetoric, NSCN(IM) will lose its stakes

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J&K
October 2020 | IPRI # 112
IPRI Comments

Akriti Sharma

The Gupkar Declaration: Vociferous Valley and an Indifferent Jammu

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The Friday Backgrounder
October 2020 | IPRI # 111
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: Flag, Constitution, Media Freedom and Local Elections

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Conflict Weekly
October 2020 | IPRI # 110
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Solidarity in France, Emergency withdrawn in Thailand, Terror tag removed in Sudan and Hunger in South Asia

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Conflict Weekly
October 2020 | IPRI # 109
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Protests against sexual violence in Bangladesh, One year after Xi-Modi summit, Assassination of a Deobandi scholar in Pakistan and continuing violence in Yemen

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Conflict Weekly
October 2020 | IPRI # 108
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

An Afghan woman nominated for the Nobel and a Dalit woman assaulted in India. External actors get involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING DURING A PANDEMIC
October 2020 | IPRI # 107
IPRI Comments

Fatemah Ghafori

In Afghanistan, women peacebuilders need more than a seat at the table

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GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING DURING A PANDEMIC
October 2020 | IPRI # 106
IPRI Comments

Tamanna Khosla

In India, home has been the most violent place for women

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GENDER AND PEACEBUILDING DURING A PANDEMIC
October 2020 | IPRI # 105
IPRI Comments

Pushpika Sapna Bara

In India, pandemic relegates women peacebuilders to the margins

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Conflict Weekly
October 2020 | IPRI # 104
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Six million COVID cases in India, Abdullah Abdullah's visit to Pakistan, China's naval exercises in four seas, and the new tensions in Nagorno Karabakh

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Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 103
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Al Qaeda module in India, Naga Peace talks and the Polio problem in Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 102
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Afghan summit in Doha, India-China Five Points agreement, Women protest in Pakistan, New amendment in Sri Lanka and the Bahrain-Israel rapprochement

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The Middle East
September 2020 | IPRI # 101
IPRI Comments

Samreen Wani

Lebanon: Can Macron's visit prevent the unravelling?

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Africa
September 2020 | IPRI # 100
IPRI Comments

Sankalp Gurjar

In Sudan, the government signs an agreement with the rebels. However, there are serious challenges

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Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 99
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Targeted Violence in Pakistan, Protests in Hong Kong and the Charlie Hebdo Trial in France

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The Friday Backgrounder
September 2020 | IPRI # 98
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: The PDP meeting, Muharram clashes and the Kashmiri parties vis-à-vis Pakistan

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Conflict Weekly
September 2020 | IPRI # 97
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Anti Racist Protests in the US and the Floods in Pakistan

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Discussion Report
August 2020 | IPRI # 96
IPRI Comments

Sukanya Bali and Abigail Miriam Fernandez

Sri Lanka: Election Analysis, Expectations from the Government, Challenges Ahead, & a road map for India

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The Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 95
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: The Gupkar Resolution is a good beginning. So is the NIA charge sheet on the Pulwama Attack.

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Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 94
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Proposed amendment in Sri Lanka, Verdict on the gunman in New Zealand, Peace Conference in Myanmar and the Ceasefire troubles in Libya

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The Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 93
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: Baby steps taken. Now, time to introduce a few big-ticket items

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Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 92
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Further trouble to the Naga Peace Talks, Taliban attack on woman negotiator, Protests in Thailand, Belarus and Bolivia, Israel-UAE Rapprochement, and the Oil Spill in Mauritius

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Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 91
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Integration and Assimilation are not synonymous.

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Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 90
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Release of Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, Troubles in Naga Peace Talks in India’s Northeast, and a deadly week in Lebanon

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Friday Backgrounder
August 2020 | IPRI # 89
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: One year later, is it time to change gears?

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Discussion Report
August 2020 | IPRI # 88
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

Sri Lanka Elections 2020 - A Curtain Raiser: Issues, Actors, and Challenges

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Conflict Weekly
August 2020 | IPRI # 87
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

J&K a year after 5 August 2019, Militant ambush in Manipur, Environmental protests in Northeast India, and the return of street protests in Iraq

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Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 86
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Omar Abdullah complains, there is no space for mainstream leaders. Should there be one?

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Conflict Weekly 28
July 2020 | IPRI # 85
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Floods in Bihar, Nepal and Bangladesh, Abduction of a journalist in Pakistan, Neutralization of militants in Srinagar and the UNAMA report on Afghanistan

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WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
July 2020 | IPRI # 84
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

In Sri Lanka, 20 years later women still await the return of post war normalcy

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Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 83
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

J&K: After the Hurriyat, is the PDP relevant in Kashmir politics today?

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Conflict Weekly 27
July 2020 | IPRI # 82
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Devastating floods in Assam, and a mob Lynching of cattle smugglers along India-Bangladesh border

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WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
July 2020 | IPRI # 81
IPRI Comments

Mehjabin Ferdous

In Bangladesh, laws need to catch up with reality

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Conflict Weekly 26
July 2020 | IPRI # 80
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence in India's Northeast, FGM ban in Sudan, the UN warning on Global Hunger & the Return of Global Protests

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Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 79
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

J&K: Four years after Burhan Wani

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Conflict Weekly 25
July 2020 | IPRI # 78
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Conflict and COVID in J&K, Dispute over constructing a temple in Islamabad, Return of the Indian fishermen into the Sri Lankan Waters, and the water conflict over River Nile in Africa

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Friday Backgrounder
July 2020 | IPRI # 77
IPRI Comments

D. Suba Chandran

The Rise, Fall and Irrelevance of Geelani. And the Hurriyat

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Conflict Weekly 24
July 2020 | IPRI # 76
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Geelani's Exit and Continuing Violence in J&K, and the BLA attack on Pakistan stock exchange in Karachi

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June 2020 | IPRI # 75
IPRI Comments

Sudip Kumar Kundu

Cyclone Amphan: West Bengal, Odisha limp back to a distorted normalcy

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June 2020 | IPRI # 74
IPRI Comments

Abigail Miriam Fernandez

An olive branch to the PTM in Pakistan: Will the PTI heed to the Pashtun rights movement

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Conflict Weekly 23
June 2020 | IPRI # 73
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Baloch Disappearance issue returns, Nepal tightens Citizenship rules, and Egypt enters the conflict in Libya

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Conflict Weekly 22
June 2020 | IPRI # 72
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Violence escalates along the India-China border, Cartographic tensions over India-Nepal border, Gas explosion in Assam and Deadly attacks by the Boko Haram in Nigeria

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Conflict Weekly 21
June 2020 | IPRI # 71
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Echoes of Black Lives Matter, Violence in Kashmir Valley, Rohingyas in the deep blue sea, One year of Hong Kong protests, Conflict in Libya and the human-wildlife conflict in South Asia

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Conflict Weekly 20
June 2020 | IPRI # 70
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A week of violence in the US, Afghanistan and Africa, Urban drivers of political violence, and anti-racism protests in Europe

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Conflict Weekly 19
May 2020 | IPRI # 69
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Cyclone Amphan in the Bay of Bengal, Ceasefire in Afghanistan, Indo-Nepal border dispute in Kalapani, Honour Killing in Pakistan, New protests  in Hong Kong & the Anti-lockdown protests in Europe

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Conflict Weekly 18
May 2020 | IPRI # 68
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Kalapani dispute in India-Nepal border, Migrants exodus in India, Continuing violence in Balochistan and KP

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Conflict Weekly 17
May 2020 | IPRI # 67
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The return of Hong Kong Protests, a new Ceasefire in Myanmar, China-Australia Tensions on COVID & Trade, and the Al Qaeda-Islamic State clashes in Africa

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Conflict Weekly 16
May 2020 | IPRI # 66
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The Binge-fighting in Kashmir Valley, SIGAR report on Afghanistan, Killing of a PTM leader in Pakistan, the US Religious Freedom watchlist, and Haftar's ceasefire call in Libya

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Conflict Weekly 15
April 2020 | IPRI # 65
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Ceasefire and Self Rule in Yemen, Syrian war trial in Germany, SIPRI annual report on military spending, and Low civilian casualties in Afghanistan 

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | IPRI # 64
IPRI Comments

D Suba Chandran

Healing needs Forgiveness, Accountability, Responsibility and Justice

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One year after the Easter Attacks in Sri Lanka
April 2020 | IPRI # 63
IPRI Comments

La Toya Waha

Have the Islamists Won? 

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Conflict Weekly 14
April 2020 | IPRI # 62
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

A new wave of arrests in Hong Kong, One year after Easter Sunday attacks in Sri Lanka, ISIS violence in Mozambique, and the coming global Food Crisis

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 61
IPRI Comments

Alok Kumar Gupta

Jharkhand: Proactive Judiciary, Strong Civil Society Role, Rural Vigilantes

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 60
IPRI Comments

Alok Kumar Gupta

Bihar as Late Entrant: No Prompt Action, Punitive Measures, Migrant Crisis 

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 59
IPRI Comments

Anshuman Behera

Odisha’s Three Principles: Prepare for the Worst, Prepare Early, Prevent Loss of Lives

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 58
IPRI Comments

Niharika Sharma

New Delhi as Hotspot: Border Sealing, Curbing Fake News, Proactive leadership

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 57
IPRI Comments

Vaishali Handique

Northeast India: Civil Society in Unison, Media against Racism, Government’s Timely Preparedness 

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 56
IPRI Comments

Shyam Hari P

Kerala: Past Lessons and War-Footing response by the administration

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 55
IPRI Comments

Shilajit Sengupta

West Bengal: Proactive Local Leadership, Early Lockdown and Decentralised Action

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 54
IPRI Comments

P Harini Sha

Tamil Nadu’s Three Pronged Approach: Delay Virus Spread, Community Preparedness, Welfare Schemes 

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COVID-19 and the Indian States
April 2020 | IPRI # 53
IPRI Comments

Hrudaya C Kamasani

Andhra Pradesh: Early course correction, Independent leadership and Targeted Mitigation  

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 52
IPRI Comments

Sanduni Atapattu

Preventing hatred and suspicion would be a bigger struggle

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 51
IPRI Comments

Chavindi Weerawansha

A majority in the minority community suffers, for the action of a few

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 50
IPRI Comments

Chrishari de Alwis Gunasekare

The Cardinal sermons for peace, with a message to forgive

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 49
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Who and Why of the Perpetrators

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 48
IPRI Comments

Natasha Fernando

In retrospect, where did we go wrong?

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 47
IPRI Comments

Ruwanthi Jayasekara

Build the power of Co-existence, Trust, Gender and Awareness

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 46
IPRI Comments

N Manoharan

New ethnic faultlines at macro and micro levels

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ONE YEAR AFTER THE EASTER ATTACKS IN SRI LANKA
April 2020 | IPRI # 45
IPRI Comments

Asanga Abeyagoonasekera

A year has gone, but the pain has not vanished

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WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 44
IPRI Comments

Kabi Adhikari

In Nepal, it is a struggle for the women out of the patriarchal shadows

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WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 43
IPRI Comments

Jenice Jean Goveas

In India, the glass is half full for the women

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WOMEN, PEACE AND TWENTY YEARS OF UNSC 1325
April 2020 | IPRI # 42
IPRI Comments

Fatemah Ghafori

In Afghanistan, there is no going back for the women

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Conflict Weekly 13
April 2020 | IPRI # 41
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Executing Mujib's killer in Bangladesh, Continuing conflicts in Myanmar, Questioning Government's sincerity in Naga Peace Deal, Releasing Taliban prisoners in Afghanistan, and a report on damming the Mekong river by China

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Conflict Weekly 12
April 2020 | IPRI # 40
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Globally, Coronavirus increases Domestic Violence, deflates Global Protests, threatens Indigenous Communities and imperils the migrants. In South Asia, two reports question the Assam Foreign Tribunal and the Afghan Peace deal

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Afghanistan
April 2020 | IPRI # 39
IPRI Comments

Sukanya Bali

One month after the deal with the Taliban: Problems Four, Progress None

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Conflict Weekly 11
April 2020 | IPRI # 38
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Releasing a former soldier convicted of a war crime in Sri Lanka, Deepening of internal conflicts in Myanmar and the Taliban’s Deal is a smokescreen in Afghanistan

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Report Review
March 2020 | IPRI # 37
IPRI Comments

Lakshmi V Menon

Pakistan: Decline in Terrorism

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Conflict Weekly 10
March 2020 | IPRI # 36
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

More violence in Afghanistan, Naxal ambush in India, Federal-Provincial differences in Pakistan's Corona fight, and a new report on the impact of CoronaVirus on Conflicts

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Conflict Weekly 09
March 2020 | IPRI # 35
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

The CoronaVirus: South Asia copes, China stabilises, Europe bleeds and the US wakes up finally

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Conflict Weekly 08
March 2020 | IPRI # 34
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Triumphant Women's march across Pakistan, Anti-CAA Protests in Dhaka,  Two Presidents in Afghanistan, and Turkey-Russia Ceasefire in Syria

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Conflict Weekly 07
March 2020 | IPRI # 33
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Aurat March in Pakistan, US-Taliban Deal in Doha, Anti-CAA protest in Meghalaya, Sri Lanka’s withdrawal from the UNCHCR Resolution, and the problems of ceasefire in Syria and Libya 

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Conflict Weekly 06
February 2020 | IPRI # 32
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Seven Days of Peace in Afghanistan, Violence in Delhi, Setback to Peace Talks on Libya and the Ceasefire in Gaza

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Conflict Weekly 05
February 2020 | IPRI # 31
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Afghan Election Results, US-Taliban Deal, Hafiz Saeed Conviction, Quetta Suicide Attack, Assam Accord, Mexico Femicide and the Climate Change impact on Bird Species

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Conflict Weekly 04
February 2020 | IPRI # 30
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Sri Lanka drops Tamil anthem, Assam looks for a new census for the indigenous Muslim population, Bangladesh faces a Rohingya boat tragedy and Israel witnesses resurgence of violence post-Trump deal

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Conflict Weekly 03
February 2020 | IPRI # 29
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Continuing Violence in Afghanistan, Bodo Peace Accord in Northeast India, Attack on the anti-CAA protesters in Delhi, and Trump's Middle East Peace Plan

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Conflict Weekly 02
January 2020 | IPRI # 28
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Bangladesh and ICJ's Rohingya Verdict, Taliban and Afghan Peace, Surrenders in India's Northeast, New government in Lebanon and the Berlin summit on Libya

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Conflict Weekly 01
January 2020 | IPRI # 27
IPRI Comments

IPRI Team

Nile River Agreement, Tehran Protests, Syrians meet in Berlin, Honduran Caravans in Mexico, Taliban's ceasefire offer, Quetta Suicide attack, Supreme court verdict on J&K and the Brus Agreement in Tripura

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Myanmar
October 2019 | IPRI # 26
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

Will prosecuting Suu Kyi resolve the Rohingya problem?

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Climate Change
October 2019 | IPRI # 25
IPRI Comments

Lakshman Chakravarthy N & Rashmi Ramesh

Four Actors, No Action

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From Okjökull to OK:
September 2019 | IPRI # 24
IPRI Comments

Rashmi Ramesh

Death of a Glacier in Iceland

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The Hong Kong Protests:
August 2019 | IPRI # 23
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudan

Re-defining mass mobilization

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The Hong Kong Protest:
August 2019 | IPRI # 22
IPRI Comments

Parikshith Pradeep

Who Wants What?

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Africa
December 2020 | IPRI # 6
IPRI Briefs

Apoorva Sudhakar

Ballots and Bloodshed: Trends of electoral violence in Africa

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Myanmar
March 2019 | IPRI # 5
IPRI Comments

Aparupa Bhattacherjee

The Other Conflict in Rakhine State

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West Asia
February 2019 | IPRI # 4
IPRI Comments

Seetha Lakshmi Dinesh Iyer

Yemen: Will Sa'nna fall?

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China and Islam
February 2019 | IPRI # 3
IPRI Comments

Harini Madhusudhan

Sinicizing the Minorities

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Terrorism
January 2019 | IPRI # 2
IPRI Comments

Sourina Bej

Maghreb: What makes al Shahab Resilient?

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India's Northeast
July 2019 | IPRI # 1
IPRI Briefs

Titsala Sangtam

Counting Citizens: Manipur charts its own NRC

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