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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

SIPRI Yearbook 2018

III. Armed conflict in Asia and Oceania

Chapter:
2. Armed conflicts and peace processes
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2018
Author(s):
Dan Smith

Five countries in Asia and Oceania were involved in active armed conflicts in 2017: Afghanistan, India, Myanmar, Pakistan and the Philippines. In Myanmar the Rohingya were forcibly displaced (with spillover effects in Bangladesh); in places such as the Philippines state security forces committed widespread violence with impunity; and the Islamic State group moved into countries such as Afghanistan and the Philippines. Alongside this, parts of Asia and Oceania continued to be affected by instability from a variety of causes, with no single unifying trend: tensions rose in North East Asia, which is one of the world’s most militarized regions, chiefly due to the nuclear weapon and ballistic missile programmes of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea); interstate competition between China and its neighbours continued in the South China Sea and the East China Sea; and the India–Pakistan conflict over Kashmir reignited; relations between China and India continued to deteriorate after a military stand-off in the border area adjacent to Bhutan.1 Concerns about human rights violations were also raised in many countries across the region throughout 2017.2

Citation (MLA):
Smith, Dan. "2. Armed conflicts and peace processes." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-2-div1-011.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Smith, D. (2016). 2. Armed conflicts and peace processes. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-2-div1-011.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Smith, Dan. "2. Armed conflicts and peace processes." In SIPRI Yearbook 2018: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198821557/sipri-9780198821557-chapter-2-div1-011.xml
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