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The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting

May 20, 2019

By Ed Nash 20 May 2019 The world’s current longest running war, the internal conflict in Burma (also known as Myanmar) receives but limited attention in the outside world. Considering the complexities of the conflict, as well as the growing importance of neighbouring countries and an increasingly assertive China, it may be useful for any … Continue reading “The Burmese Civil War: Seventy Years and Counting”


Strife Feature – The Warrior Prince, Sectarian Strife and Countless Civilian Casualties

February 22, 2018

The Saudi Arabian Military Coalition’s Blockade in Yemen:  A gross miscalculation for political capital?   By Tasneem Ghazi   Abstract It is perhaps ironic that in the very day and age when robots hold citizenship rights (such as the infamous Saudi ‘Sophia’), over seven million people remain starving, stranded, and bombarded daily in an arid, barren … Continue reading “Strife Feature – The Warrior Prince, Sectarian Strife and Countless Civilian Casualties”


Who will rule in Syria? Fragmented sovereignty and the problems of transition

March 21, 2014

By Nicholas Barker: ‘Who rules when the fighting stops? … When political groups resort to war, it is because they cannot agree on who gets to call the tune in peace.’[i] The Geneva II peace talks have foundered on the questions of a political transition and what will replace Assad and his regime. Determining who … Continue reading “Who will rule in Syria? Fragmented sovereignty and the problems of transition”


Syria: A Proxy Battleground

March 1, 2013

By Pezhman Mohammadi Almost two years after unrest began in Syria, not only has the ‘popular revolution’ not borne fruit, but also many of the ‘freedom fighters’ have turned out to be non-Syrian, foreign-funded terrorists. What made Syria a target of a foreign-backed insurgency? And what could be the solution to the crisis? Since 2011, … Continue reading “Syria: A Proxy Battleground”


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