Tag: conflict

Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan border conflict: another water dispute in Central Asia

[Illustration by Matilde Morri]   On 28 April clashes broke out on the border between Tajikistan’s Sughd province and Kyrgyzstan’s southern Batken province. The reason for the four-day conflict is an old water dispute between the two countries over the Golovnoi water intake facility, which splits a river –...

On Sovereignty over Western Sahara and Why It Matters

Article by Carlos Severo | Illustration by Viola Bartoli   On 10 December 2020, the President of the United States signed a proclamation recognizing Moroccan sovereignty over Western Sahara. Through his social media channels, he declared that “Morocco’s serious, credible, and realistic autonomy proposal is the ONLY basis for...

What is going on the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan?

Article by Angelachiara Allegretti | Illustration by Francesco Moretti On Sunday, July 12th,  hostilities broke out on the border between the Tavush Province of Armenia and Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district. The clashes don’t have a clear dynamic yet. The authorities of both countries blame each other for starting the hostilities...

From Afghanistan to Iraq and Syria: unwinnable wars?

Article by Joana Lopes | Illustration by Niccolò Cedeno   Back in 2001, George W. Bush declared: “Either you are with us, or you are with terrorists”. Stated in the aftermath of September 11th (9/11), this quote roughly marks the moment in which U.S military forces were deployed to...