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Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification

Posted on: 27 November 2018

The War Report article Crimea: Between Annexation and Reunification presents an overview of the situation in Crimea, including the peninsula’s history, the 2014 annexation by Russia, the main actors involved – the Russian Federation Forces, the Ukrainian Forces and the Self-Defence Crimean Forces – and recent developments in 2018. It will form part, along with other analysis of conflict situations, of the War Report 2018 which will be published at the beginning of 2019.

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Georgia-Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions

Posted on: 19 October 2018

The War Report article Georgia-Abkhazia: The Predominance of Irreconcilable Positions presents an overview of the Georgia-Abkhaz conflict, including its historical elements, the first conflict that began in August 1992, violence that sparked in 1998 and 2001, the August 2008 war, the six-point agreement of 12 August 2008 and developments in 2018.

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Video: RULAC Presentation

Posted on: 21 June 2018

In this short video, our Senior Research Fellow Dr Sandra Krähenmann presents our Rule of Law in Armed Conflicts (RULAC) online portal.

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The War Report: Armed Conflicts in 2017

Posted on: 22 March 2018

In 2017, 55 situations of armed violence amounted to armed conflicts according to the definitions under international humanitarian law (IHL) and international criminal law (ICL). The vast majority were non-international armed conflicts (NIACs), as in preceding years. The analysis highlights two salient features: the multiplication of armed non-state actors (ANSAs) and unprecedented casualties linked to armed gang violence.

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