April 2017 Conflict Update: Ethiopia, Kashmir, Mali, Myanmar, Yemen

Latest news and analysis on under-reported conflicts from around the world. The Conflict Update page is a new component of Geopolitical Conflict, and is set to become a regular feature on the site each month, linking to in-depth analysis of under-reported conflicts from trusted external sources. This month’s round-up looks at the decades-old conflict in…

Indonesia unmoved by West Papua independence struggle

In the Indonesian province of West Papua, a movement for independence has existed since the early 1960s. Located at the country’s easternmost point, West Papua came under Indonesian control in a disputed UN-backed referendum in 1969, sparking an independence struggle which has taken place far from the gaze of the outside world. Over the past…