Homemade Resistance:
The Popular Response to the Difficulties of Life in Gaza

Homemade Resistance: <br/> The Popular Response to the Difficulties of Life in Gaza

The recent conflict activity on the Gaza border can be characterized by its lack of affiliation to armed groups in Gaza and by the use of homemade and/or found weapons (i.e stones and Molotov cocktails, either thrown or attached to

Nothing Quiet on the Western Front:
A New Battle Starts in Hodeidah as Peace Talks Fail

Nothing Quiet on the Western Front: <br/> A New Battle Starts in Hodeidah as Peace Talks Fail

On September 7, coalition-backed anti-Houthi forces resumed military operations outside Hodeidah, in the latest attempt to retake the western port city that the Houthis have been controlling since October 2014. The offensive is reported to have already caused tens of

August 2018 Syria Conflict Update:
QSD Progress, Shifting Regime Fronts,
and the Final Rebel Enclave

August 2018 Syria Conflict Update:  <br/r> QSD Progress, Shifting Regime Fronts, <br/> and the Final Rebel Enclave

During August 2018 (see map below), Syrian Democratic Forces (QSD) and the Global Coalition Against Daesh continued to battle Islamic State (IS) fighters in the northeast, gaining control over the Iraqi border area and surrounding IS in its remaining territory

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen:
A Continued Threat?

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) in Yemen: <br/> A Continued Threat?

As pressure from UAE-backed troops and US airstrikes has increased over the past two years, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) fighters have found themselves engaged on multiple fronts, weakening their ability to control and manage territory. While AQAP

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East:
The Global Coalition Against Daesh in Iraq and Syria

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East: <br/> The Global Coalition Against Daesh in Iraq and Syria

The Coalition in Iraq and Syria was set up in September 2014. As the Islamic State (IS) made rapid territorial gains in Syria and Iraq, the United States (US), joined by nine other countries, announced the formation of the Global

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East:
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forces in Afghanistan

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East: <br/> The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Forces in Afghanistan

On October 7, 2001, the United States (US), supported by the United Kingdom, invaded Afghanistan with the stated aims of dismantling al-Qaeda and denying it a safe haven by overthrowing the Taliban government in Kabul (ABC News, August 21, 2017).

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East:
The Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

Special Focus on Coalition Forces in the Middle East: <br/> The Saudi-led Coalition in Yemen

In March 2015, Saudi Arabia launched a military intervention in Yemen to restore the internationally-recognised government of President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, ousted by the Houthis in February of the same year and forced to flee southwards to the port city

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