Conflict Dictionary

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Age of apology -  The term referring to the increase of reparations in (global) politics, as a way of overcoming injustices from the past. List of official public apologies see here:
Aggressive response Benjamin Netanyahu -  A day after the UN’s adoption of the Resolution condemning Israeli settlement construction, Netanyahu pledged to exact a ‘diplomatic and economic prince’ from countries who acted against Israel. Netanyahu criticised the Obama administration for not vetoing the Security Council’s measure and indicated he would work with  the new president, Donald Trump, to rescind it. Netanyahu used the words ‘distorted’, delusional’ and ‘absurd’ to describe the resolution.
Al-Shabab -  “Al-Shabab means The Youth in Arabic. It emerged as the radical youth wing of Somalia's now-defunct Union of Islamic Courts. It is banned as a terrorist group by both the US and the UK and is believed to have between 7,000 and 9,000 fighters.” (‘Who are Somalia’s al-shabab?’ 3 April 2015 BBC News)
Antonov bombers -  "The vast majority of aerial attacks are by Antonov aircraft, Russian cargo planes that Khartoum is reliably reported to be adding to its current fleet. It is crucial here to understand what an Antonov "bomber" is: the Antonov is a Russian-made cargo plane, and in no way designed for use as an attack aircraft. There are no bomb sighting mechanisms; there are no bomb racks or bays; typically, crude (and cheap) barrel "bombs" are filled with scrap metal, unusable ordnance, and other shrapnel-producing materials, as well as an explosive medium---and are simply rolled out the back cargo bay. These bombs explode not with a large blast capability (and often do not explode at all), but have enough force to generate a hail of deadly shrapnel in all directions. Moreover, for protection against ground fire and anti-aircraft fire, the SAF Antonovs typically fly at altitudes of about 5,000 meters---far too high to permit any kind of militarily purposeful aerial targeting. They are not by nature a military weapon, but a tool for civilian destruction and terror." Description by Eric Reeves from the website:
Arab Spring -  Started at Caïro's Tahrir Square on 18 December 2010, the Arab Spring is a wave of non-violent protests in the Arab world against its oppressive regimes. By 2015, rulers have been forced from power in Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen. In Bahrain and Syria, civil uprisings/wars have started. Other countries that known major protests are Algeria, Jordan, Iraq, Kuwait and Morocco.
Asylum-seeker -  The 1951 Refugee Convention defines a refugee as someone who is "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to, or owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country." In other words, such a person fears to be tortured, or even murdered, if he or she stays within their country of origin and therefore has to cross an international border. An asylum-seeker is someone who says he or she is a refugee, but whose claim has not yet been definitively evaluated. For more information, please consult the website of UNHCR.