The issues of conflict and peace are of immense relevance in the post-Cold War scenario, which has witnessed an unprecedented rise in violent conflicts locally, yet with global ramifications. Oftentimes the conflicts have been protracted with horrendous consequences. This volume looks at some of the conflicts in Africa and Asia and their political and humanitarian dimensions. The book explores the causes and changing contours of these conflicts with a focus on costs and consequences. By emphasizing on these twin aspects, it brings to the forefront the victimization of common peoples caught in conflict situations. Afro-Asian Conflicts will be of interest to a global readership, including researchers, governmental as well as non-governmental organizations, and policy makers dealing with issues related to conflict, peace, displacement, and human rights.
Publication Date: 9/24/2008