This site aims to help shed light on wars and other armed conflicts around the globe. It contains summary information, links to more resources, and, most importantly, continuously updated lists of relevant news articles. We hope to make it easier to learn where wars are happening, who's involved, and what's going on right now, especially for smaller conflicts that may not be well covered in large media outlets. For those with a specific interest in conflicts, we hope to make it easier to follow the large volume of news in this field.
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What do the map icons mean?
The red circles around the dot indicate the conflict's severity:
This metric is assigned based on an estimate for each conflict derived by the ConflictMap team.
The color of the dot indicates 'Burstiness', i.e. whether there is significantly more news about the conflict than normal.
When a conflict has had an average of 2x the number of articles over the last three days as for the last month, we consider it 'bursty'.
- Post-conflict zones
Conflict detail pages
Make sure you take a look at the per-conflict pages, accessible by clicking the conflict name or the 'More information' link on the main map. For example, the per-conflict page for Congo - East has the richest details added. These include:
- An unusually active medium-severity conflict will have a single circle and a red dot,
- A high severity conflict without unusual news activity will have a double circle and orange dot,
- Summary of the timeline.
- Chart of news activity over time, with some key events marked specially. Click on the red dots on the chart to see the event on the timeline.
- Interactive timeline of key events. Click on the event for a link to news headlines from that time period.
- Key topics for the conflict. These topics have their own detail pages.
- Information about relevant NGOs.
- Manually curated stats gathered from NGOs.
- Links to other resources.
- List of recent news articles with links to original sources. To see news for any previous period, just adjust the drop-downs.