The nexus between war and migration is one of the key issues in contemporary world politics. In the last decades, many parts of the globe experienced a series of new forms of conflict and war. Even if conventional interstate conflicts and still more civil wars continue to occur, recent wars involve many types of nonstate actors, such as guerrilla groups in the long-running Columbian armed conflict or the warlords in the Somali Civil War. Moreover, many modern conflicts and wars take a transnational dimension, as evident by the terrorist attacks since September 11, 2001.

The changing nature of warfare goes along with a growing number of refugees. Even though the 20th century was already known as the century of refugees, the forced-migration phenomena reached an unprecedented ...

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