The Complexity of Disorder in India

The Complexity of Disorder in India

As India celebrated its 72nd Independence Day on 15 August 2018, the country continues to face multiple and complex challenges. Disorder—including political violence and protests—is increasingly multidimensional, complex, and evolving (OECD, 2016; United Nations & World Bank, 2018). Multiple types

Political Peril in Pakistan:
Comparing Levels of Violence in the 2013 and 2018 General Elections

Political Peril in Pakistan: <br/> Comparing Levels of Violence in the 2013 and 2018 General Elections

On July 25, 2018, Pakistan held its first general election in five years. With the 2013 election described as one of the “bloodiest” in Pakistan’s history (BBC News, May 2, 2013), the 2018 election seems to have followed the trend

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

How Lebanon’s Disengagement from the Syrian Civil War Changed Violence in the Country

How Lebanon’s Disengagement from the Syrian Civil War Changed Violence in the Country

The 2017 Qalamoun offensive (see here for more on this topic) disengaged Lebanese territory from the Syrian Civil War resulting in greater stability in Lebanon. This can be seen in the overall reduction in the number of political violence events

The Reconstitution of the Islamic State’s Insurgency in Central Iraq

The Reconstitution of the Islamic State’s Insurgency in Central Iraq

Following the protracted Battle for Mosul between October 2016 and July 2017, the Islamic State (IS) in Iraq was subsequently pushed out of its other major strongholds in Telafar and Haweeja. With the further loss of the border town of