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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

SIPRI Yearbook 2021

I. Key general developments in the region

Chapter:
4. Armed conflict and peace processes in Asia and Oceania
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2021
Author(s):
Ian Davis

Seven countries in Asia and Oceania experienced active armed conflicts in 2020 (the same as in 2019)—three in South Asia: Afghanistan (major internationalized civil war), India (high intensity as a result of combined interstate border and subnational armed conflicts) and Pakistan (low-intensity interstate border and subnational armed conflicts), as discussed in section II; and four low-intensity subnational armed conflicts in South East Asia: Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, as discussed in section III.1 In the Philippines fatalities in the subnational armed conflict were likely surpassed by those arising from the high levels of violence against civilians in a ‘war on drugs’. All seven armed conflicts had lower conflict-related fatalities in 2020 than in 2019, and overall the reduction was close to 50 per cent as a result of conflict-related fatalities being halved in Afghanistan (see table 4.1).

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "4. Armed conflict and peace processes in Asia and Oceania." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 20 Oct. 2021. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-004-div1-021.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 4. Armed conflict and peace processes in Asia and Oceania. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-004-div1-021.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "4. Armed conflict and peace processes in Asia and Oceania." In SIPRI Yearbook 2021: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 20 Oct. 2021, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192847577/sipri-9780192847577-chapter-004-div1-021.xml
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