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June 30, 2016
Israel and Palestine Conflict Analysis Report: Escaping the Cycle of Gaza Wars
Unnamed Defense Ministry officials recently warned that the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) will wipe out Hamas in the event of another Israel-Gaza war. Such a conflict is likely to be far more destructive than any of the three wars since 2008. It would likely result in a direct and bloody occupation of the coastal territory. If, instead, Israel were to open Gaza and facilitate reunification with the West Bank, future conflicts could be avoided. 

June 16-22, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

June 9-15, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

June 2-8, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

May 26-June 1, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

May 19-25, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

May 12-18, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

May 8, 2016
Syria's Transition Constitutional Options (عربي)

May 5-11, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

April 28-May 4, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

April 20-27, 2016
Weekly Conflict Summary
Since 2012, the Syria Conflict Mapping Project has worked to analyze open source information related to the Syrian conflict in as much detail as possible, with the goal of assisting mediators and humanitarian responders. Read the weekly report for the latest analysis.

April 21, 2016
The Cessation of Hostilities
Low level conflict between pro-government and opposition forces has persisted since the beginning of the cessation of hostilities on February 27, punctuated by two large escalations – one over the first weekend of April, and the second since the start of the Geneva talks on April 13.

Jan. 29, 2016
Russian Airstrikes Update
As of the date of this publication, a full four months will have elapsed since Russia began its air campaign in Syria. During that time, Russia has conducted raids throughout Syria aimed overwhelmingly at weakening the non-ISIS armed opposition.

Jan. 26-29, 2016
Workshop on Syria's Constitutional Options Under U.N. SC Resolution 2254 (PDF) (عربي)
The workshop, which brought together 29 Syrian academics, lawyers and activists from Damascus and abroad, and across political divides, was organized by The Carter Center in partnership with the Syrian Civil Coalition, the U.N. Economic and Social Council for West Asia, Noref and swisspeace.

Oct. 30, 2015
Syria Conflict Update
October 30th marks a full month of Russia’s direct military intervention on behalf of the Syrian government. Over the past month, Russian warplanes dropped hundreds of bombs in advance of and in coordination with a ground offensive conducted by government and proCgovernment forces.

Oct. 9, 2015
Syria Frontlines Update

Oct. 8, 2015
Russia's Intervention (عربي)

July 10, 2015
Southern Syria Conflict Update

July 1, 2015
Options for a Political Transition in Syria (PDF) (عربي)
This report outlines constitutional and legislative options for a political transition in Syria under the umbrella of the Final Geneva Communiqué, issued by the Action Group on Syria on 30 June 2012, and revived in early May 2013 at a meeting in Moscow between the U.S. and Russia. The Communiqué embodies the greatest degree of consensus that the international community has been able to achieve regarding the Syrian conflict, detailing a potentially viable path to a negotiated end to the civil war.

May 15, 2015
The Islamic State in Southern Syria

Feb. 28, 2015
Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #5

Nov. 7, 2014
Aleppo Status of Forces Update

Oct. 20, 2014
International Coalition Airstrikes Against the Islamic State in Syria

Sept. 11, 2014
Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #4

April 1, 2014
Opposition Coastal Offensive Conflict Report

March 14, 2014
Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #3

Dec. 10, 2013
Syria Conflict Mapping Project Reports
The Syria Conflict Mapping Project is an initiative launched by The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program. Funded jointly by The Skoll Global Threats Fund and The Carter Center, the initiative examines the massive amounts of citizen-generated information related to the Syrian conflict that is available online. Specifically, the project aims to detail the growth of armed opposition groups throughout Syria, illuminate the evolution of armed opposition hierarchies, document the formation of pro-government paramilitary forces, show the current geographic delineation of pro and anti-government forces, and provide up-to-date analysis on the current state of the conflict.

Nov. 20, 2013
Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #2

Nov. 5, 2013
Pro-Government Paramilitary Forces

Aug. 20, 2013
Syria Countrywide Conflict Report #1

June 7, 2013
Regional Conflict Report #2: Damascus

April 25, 2013
Regional Conflict Report #1: Aleppo

Feb. 18, 2013
Regional Conflict Report: Ras al-Ain

May 13, 2010
Approaches to Solving Territorial Conflicts (PDF)
Territorial disputes are notoriously difficult to resolve peacefully and enduringly. The outcome of adjudication on border issues is unpredictable, and political leaders are often unwilling to accept the risks of losing territory. Arbitration or mediation (nonbinding arbitration) provide a more flexible and balanced way to reach a satisfactory outcome, but their finality also makes politicians nervous.

Jan. 1, 2010
Guide to Electoral Dispute Resolution (PDF)
Electoral rights are based on fundamental human rights, namely the civil and political freedoms of opinion, expression, association, and peaceful assembly that are solidly established on a global and regional basis under numerous international conventions.

Sept. 17, 2003
Camp David 25th Anniversary Forum Report (PDF)
Report from The Carter Center's Camp David 25th Anniversary Forum, held at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17, 2003.

July 1, 2003
The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Historical and Prospective Intervention Analyses (PDF)
A Carter Center Special Conflict Report from the Oct. 18-20, 2002 meeting of the International Council for Conflict Resolution (ICCR).

July 1, 2003
The Kashmiri Conflict: Historical and Prospective Intervention Analyses (PDF)
A Special Conflict Report from the Nov. 19-21, 2002 meeting of the Carter Center's International Council for Conflict Resolution (ICCR).

Dec. 1, 1999
Developing a Methodology for Conflict Prevention: The Case of Estonia (PDF)
Developing A Methodology for Conflict Prevention: The Case of Estonia (Winter 1999), special report by Joyce Neu and Vamik Volkan. The Carter Center's Conflict Resolution Program participated in a program to "vaccinate" the countries' major ethnic groups against hatred. Participants included ethnic Estonians, Russian speaking Estonians, Russians, Latvians, Lithuanians, and Americans.

July 1, 1997
From Civil War to Civil Society: The Transition from War to Peace in Guatemala and Liberia (PDF)
Report on a workshop co-convened by the World Bank and The Carter Center in February 1997. The meeting, which focused on the experiences of Guatemala and Liberia, was part of the World Bank's global workshop series on transitions from war to peace.

Jan. 1, 1997
1995-1996 State of World Conflict Report (PDF)
Report including maps, demographics, statistical information on the 25 locations where 30 major armed conflicts were waged in 1995, and narrative summaries for these conflicts through mid-1996. Also featured are an interview with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter and articles by members of the Carter Center's International Negotiation Network.

Dec. 31, 1996
International Guide to NGO Activities in Conflict Prevention and Resolution (PDF)
Easy-to-use reference guide to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and the countries and regions in which they are active.

March 1, 1996
Final Report: Meeting on the Viability of International Economic Sanctions (PDF)
Report examining the possibility of developing "more effective" economic sanctions: those that better achieve desired political goals without causing great suffering to innocent people.

April 1, 1994
Averting Inter-Ethnic Conflict: An Analysis of the CSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in Estonia (PDF)
Averting Inter-Ethnic Conflict: An Analysis of the CSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities in Estonia, by Konard J. Huber, The Carter Center, April 1994.

Feb. 1, 1993
Resolving Intra-National Conflicts: A Strengthened Role for Intergovernmental Organizations (PDF)
Vol. 5, No.1, February 1993
Report from the International Negotiation Network's second conference, with working sessions on Burma/Myanmar, the Caucasus, Haiti, Macedonia and Kosovo, Zaire, early warnings of conflict, and small arms transfer.

Jan. 1, 1992
The International Negotiation Network: A New Method of Approaching Some Very Old Problems (PDF)
Vol. II, No.2, January 1992
Examination by Dayle Spencer and William Spencer, former INN Secretariat members, of how the INN works, focusing on negotiations between the government of the People's Republic of Ethiopia and the Eritrean People's Liberation Front.

Jan. 1, 1992
Resolving Intra-National Conflicts: A Strengthened Role for Nongovernmental Actors (PDF)
Vol. 3, No. 2, January 1992.
Report from the International Negotiation Network's inaugural conference, with working sessions on Afghanistan, Angola, Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, Cyprus, the Korean Peninsula, Liberia and Sudan.

Nov. 1, 1991
The Inter-Arab System and the Gulf War: Continuity and Change (PDF)
An analysis of Iraq's invasion, subjugation and attempted incorporation of Kuwait as its "19th province" as a dividing line in modern Arab history. A Carter Center publication by Bruce Maddy-Weitzman.

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