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    The Strategic Defence Review White Paper

    The strategic defence review White Paper. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/91.

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    The legal basis for the invasion of Afghanistan

    The military campaign in Afghanistan was not specifically mandated by the UN, but was widely (although not universally) perceived to be a legitimate form of self-defence under the UN Charter. This note outlines the self-defence justification for military action.

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    War and peace in Sri Lanka

    This paper provides a brief historical and social survey of Sri Lanka, including the origins of the conflict between the Sri Lankan Government and the LTTE. It then gives an account of developments since 2002, when a ceasefire was agreed and hopes were raised – rapidly to be dashed – that there might be a peaceful negotiated resolution of the conflict. The paper also surveys the stance taken by the international community on the conflict, the military capabilities of the Sri Lankan military, and aid and development issues. It concludes by considering Sri Lanka’s future prospects, including assessing how real the Government’s military victory is and whether genuine political and constitutional reforms are likely to be introduced.

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    Hamas and the seizure of Gaza

    Hamas and the seizure of Gaza. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/60.

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    The crisis in Lebanon

    The Crisis in Lebanon. House of Commons Library Research Paper 07/08.

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    Sudan: Conflict in Darfur

    Sudan: conflict in Darfur. House of Commons Library Research Paper 04/51.

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    The Conflict in Iraq

    The Conflict in Iraq. House of Commons Library Research Paper 03/50.

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    The Conflict in Chechnya

    The conflict in Chechnya. House of Commons Library Research Paper 00/14.

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    Kosovo: operation Allied Force

    Kosovo: operation 'Allied force'. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/48.

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    Kosovo: NATO and Military Action

    Kosovo: NATO and military action. House of Commons Research Paper 99/34.

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    Iraq: Desert Fox and Policy Developments

    Iraq: "Desert Fox" and Policy developments. House of Commons Library Research Paper 99/13.

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    Kosovo

    Kosovo. House of Commons Library Research Paper 98/73

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