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SIPRI Yearbook 2022

SIPRI Yearbook 2022

6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa

Chapter:
6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2022
Author(s):
Ian Davis

There were eight states with active armed conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) in 2021 (the same as in 2020): Egypt, Iraq, Israel (Palestine), Lebanon, Libya, Syria, Turkey and Yemen. Compared with 2020, conflict-related fatalities in 2021 fell in all conflicts apart from Israel–Palestine and Lebanon. Total conflict-related fatalities in the region fell for the fourth consecutive year, down about 75 per cent since 2017. Yemen was the region’s only major armed conflict (annual fatalities greater than 10 000 people), and aside from Iraq and Syria (high-intensity armed conflicts), the remaining armed conflicts were all low intensity (25–999 deaths). Many of the conflicts were interconnected, involving regional and International powers, as well as numerous non-state actors. The rapid fall in conflict-related fatalities in the region reflected a small shift towards greater regional stability, with the caveat that many of the underlying economic and political drivers of conflict remained unaddressed.

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 27 Sep. 2022. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-006.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 27 Sep. 2022, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-006.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict and peace processes in the Middle East and North Africa." In SIPRI Yearbook 2022: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 27 Sep. 2022, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780192883032/sipri-9780192883032-chapter-006.xml
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