How Do Civil Wars Impact International Peace and Security? Examples from Asia and Africa
Keywords:Civil Wars, Syria, Liberia, Myanmar, security
Historically, civil war is an old phenomenon that has been affecting international peace and security for centuries. This paper analyses the impact of civil wars on international peace and security, and argues that intrastate conflicts generally undermine these two essential concepts, although, this impact is different in terms of forms and extent correspondingly to the individual cases. The article starts with a brief definition of civil war and subsequently assesses the different types of civil wars in theoretical and empirical spectra, by using the relevant literature and a thorough analysis of the factual evidence from the regions of Asia and Africa.