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Questions about a conflict or conflicts either inside a country (commonly known as civil war) or between 2 or more countries (more commonly known as war)

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How is the Chinese officialdom, press, or intelligentsia discussing Russia's possible use of nuclear weapons in the Ukraine war?

It's certainly known that the Chinese press and officials have openly blamed NATO and the USA more specifically for the war in Ukraine. On the other hand, China officially has a "no first use&...
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What is the United States' true 'real politik' position on the recent Armenian-Azerbaijan conflict?

The re-emergence of hostilities in 2020 between Armenia and Azerbaijan reportedly resulted in thousands of casualties for both sides; while I do not want to comment on the orgins of the conflict and ...
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What do we know about Hamas’s abuse of the Gazan population?

A ynetnews.com opinion piece reads: The claim "ethnic cleansing" also lacks a basis in reality. Those learned academicians base their claim on the removal of civilians in Gaza from the ...
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Year-by-year breakdown of deaths in the Donbas attributed to military operations, 2014-2021?

I can easily find the total casualties for 2014-2021 (which vary by source), but not a year-by-year breakdown, to gauge the pace of the conflict (before 2022) from that perspective. According to a UN (...
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What programs have host countries of refugee implemented in the past to help refugees?

There has been an increase in refugee numbers recently, doubling from roughly 10 million people in 2010 to roughly 20 million people in 2020 (Source). I am assuming that the majority of the recent ...
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How does UK MP Bob Seely's 2018 paper "Definition of Contemporary Russian Conflict" hold up in 2022 in Ukraine? (Seely's seven elements)

After seeing his discussion in the BBC's 2022-03-11 video Is Russia setting the stage to use chemical weapons in Ukraine? - BBC Newsnight (my transcription with help of closed captions): The trouble ...
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Risks from proliferation of Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (drones)

When the U.S. gave missiles to the Afghan Mujahidins during the Soviet war in Afghanistan it arguably came back to haunt the United States. In relation to the current drone strikes it seems to me that ...
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What's the balance of (pro-)Russian forces in Ukraine between regular Russian units and Wagner, LPR+DPR armies etc.?

Are there some official Russian figures and/or Western estimates on what in the balance of (pro-)Russian forces engaged in Ukraine? Basically, how many are regular Russian forces vs various other ...
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How many Europeans have died fighting for the YPG & YPJ?

According to a March 2018 UK press report, 8 UK citizens (7 men and one woman) have died fighting as volunteers in/alongside the YPG or YPJ. Are there any similar broader statistics for Europe? We ...
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Why did South African soldiers choose EO over UNITA?

This is a question concerning Executive Outcomes and UNITA. I concede this question is slightly Tom Clancy-esque, but I think now that these events have been largely declassified all these decades ...
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Are there new doctrines to insure peace beyond balance of terror?

The balance of terror is the idea born with the nuclear bomb that, if two superpowers have nuclear power, they will refrain from going to war against each other (or the other's allies) in fear that ...
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Is there an overview of battles between the Afghan Army and Taliban forces during the Resolute Support Mission (2015-2021)?

According to the Wikipedia page on the Resolute Support Mission (RSM): Resolute Support Mission or Operation Resolute Support was a NATO-led train, advise and assist mission consisting of about 7,772 ...
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Is it true that Netanyahu did not make any (negative) statements about the Russian invasion of Ukraine?

Russian FM Lavrov said in an interview that he was shocked that former Israeli PM Lapid criticized Russia about their attempts to demilitarize Ukraine (and subsequent "annexation"), when ...
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Has Israel, or anyone else, confirmed the Hamas claim that some hostages have been killed by Israel's bombing attack?

Hamas says 60 hostages killed in Israeli airstrikes on Gaza Strip since Oct. 7: Hamas’s armed wing, Al-Qassam Brigades, said Saturday that 60 Israeli hostages have been killed in Israeli airstrikes ...
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How much military equipment has Ukraine received externally since the situation escalated in February?

I noticed that before the war broke out in Feb 24, there was military equipment sent to Ukraine from NATO countries, for example U.S. sent 80 tons of military equipment (part of an additional $200M &...
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In the wake of the 2014 Iraqi army disintegration in front of ISIS, did the US make changes to how it trained such forces, esp. in Afghanistan?

Although some are shocked by the disintegration of Afghan army in front of the Taliban, I for one wasn't too surprised given the 2014 precedent provided by the US-trained Iraqi army, which ...
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Has Ukraine implemented section 11 of the Minsk II agreement?

The Minsk II Agreement calls for (2) Pull-out of all heavy weapons by both sides to equal distance with the aim of creation of a security zone on minimum 50 kilometres (31 mi) apart for artillery ...
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Data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties by years

I am looking for data on Palestinian and Israeli casualties in the past - from 1948 (creation of Israel) or earlier to our days, preferably in a downloadable form. One of the questions that I find ...
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What was the selection criteria for people Russia judges in the "Azov trial"?

Based on Western media, it seems to me they are judging pretty insignificant cases like cooks (of the battalion) and what not. I do recall that Russia even exchanged some Azov combat personnel ...
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Has the Israeli left wing also endorsed the calls for Hamas to be killed to the last member?

According to media reports, the center-right part of the Israeli political spectrum has declared that the [ideal] goal of the military operation is to kill Hamas to the last member. Netanyahu and ...
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What is the role of the South Korean military service in case of a war with North Korea

South Korea is still officially at war with North Korea and Kim Jeong-Eun, the North Korean leader, regularly threatens to attack the South to various extents. South Korea has a mandatory military ...
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What is the purpose of observers within a war cabinet?

During the 2023 Israel–Hamas War, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a war cabinet of the following composition.[40][41] 3 full members: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Minister of Defense ...
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Historical examples of sanctioning Oligarchs

Are there any modern historical examples that demonstrated the efficacy of sanctions (economic pressure) to halt a superior invading nation state?
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Has any Western country in the (say) last 25 years threaten to retaliate militarily when a vessel not navigating under its flag was attacked?

Relating to the various attacks/seizures at sea in recent years, it seems to me Western countries draw a line between vessels formally navigating under flag of country X and those just owned by ...
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