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States and Sovereignty in the Middle East: Myths and Realities

This article by Louise Fawcett (2017) evaluates recent events against evolving patterns and conceptions of statehood and sovereignty over time. It argues that understanding the contemporary region requires stepping back from the present and taking a long view of the…

15 Sep 2017 Resource

In their words: Perceptions of armed non-state actors on humanitarian action

As humanitarian actors increasingly operate in situations of internal armed conflict, the importance of negotiating with armed non-state actors (ANSAs) to ensure access has come to the forefront. Yet humanitarians on the ground and the broader international humanitarian community often…

6 Jun 2016 Resource

The use of explosive weapons in Syria: a time bomb in the making

Based on an analysis of 77,645 incidents collected between December 2012 and March 2015, this study conducted by Handicap International in 2015 shows that explosive weapons are the most commonly used weapons in the Syria conflict with more than four…

5 Jun 2015 Resource