Conflict Analysis Project

Between Radicalization and Mediation Processes: a Political Mapping of Palestinian Refugee Camps in Lebanon*

* This paper, commissioned by Lebanon Support, is also a result of research done in the framework and with the support of the European Research Council (ERC) Program, “When authoritarianism fails in the Arab world (Wafaw)”. Its content is the sole responsibility of its author, and does not necessary represents the official view of the European Research Council.

Focus on mobilisations and collective actions in Lebanon

These two info-graphics analyse mobilisations in Lebanon that have been mapped by Lebanon Support since the launch of the Conflict Mapping & Analysis project in June 2014 until the 30th of May 2015. The first visual looks into the classifications of these collective actions and their distribution per district, as well as the mode of action adopted or type of collective action. It clearly shows how mobilisations are linked to broader social issues, away from confessionalism clichés.

Overview of classifications of conflicts mapped over one year

The conflict mapping, part of the Conflict Mapping & Analysis project, by Lebanon Support in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), tracks incidents, mobilisations, as well as conflicts between individuals/groups/communities happening all over the country. Each mapped event is verified, categorised, and classified based on a typology devised by Lebanon Support, which adopts a broad socio-political approach to “conflict”.

Jabal Mohsen : stratégies de privatisation et d’appropriation communautaire de l’espace public

Avec la division de la Grande Syrie et la création de l’État libanais, Tripoli est devenue une ville orpheline coupée de son cordon vital, les villes côtières syriennes. Cette division a affaibli la position et le rôle de la deuxième ville du pays dans la nouvelle République. L’insatisfaction face au système confessionnel libanais, les tensions politiques régionales et les inégalités dans la distribution de la richesse ont transformé la ville de Tripoli en une « ville rebelle ».

Conflict Analysis Digest, August 2015: Politics of security, discourses of fear and economic fatigue: the conflict dynamics in Matn

This Conflict Analysis Digest is composed of:

I. Current conflict trends

1- Overview of mapped conflict incidents in Lebanon, with the villages where most incidents are mapped for each classification. (Between 1 July 2014 and 28 June 2015) 

2- Mapped air strikes/ armed conflicts and violations classified as Syrian Border Conflicts. (Between 1 July 2014 and 28 June 2015)

3- Overview of mapped conflict incidents in the Matn.


II. Brief thematic report


Electricity workers in Lebanon, and the fate of labour, national development, and governance

As eyes were peeled elsewhere in 2012, Lebanon was experiencing significant developments. The most notable of these moments within the Lebanese front were the demonstrations and push-backs by various labour movements against political and economic structures that have dominated the state for so long.

Conflict Analysis Digest, May 2015: Spatial Fragmentation and rise in poverty. The conflict context in Saida

This Conflict Analysis Digest is composed of:

I. Current conflict trends

1- Overview of mapped mapped conflict incidents in Lebanon between July 2014 and March 2015

2- Mapped air space violations and other incidents classified as Border conflict (at the Israeli border) between July 2014 and March 2015, with a focus on the surge in tensions on the Israeli border during the last week of January 2015


Restrictions, perceptions, and possibilities of Syrian refugees' self-agency in Lebanon

There are over a million registered Syrian refugees in Lebanon, and unofficial estimates place the total number of Syrians dispersed around the country at over two million.

Protesting, negotiations, and dysfunctional politics: The case of the abducted Lebanese soldiers

Extinguishing a tire on fire is very hard. To start one is equally difficult. A tire must be heated to at least 400 degrees Celsius for several minutes before it catches fire. The melting rubber produces thick black smoke, bitter to the eye, and a commanding putrid smell. The environmental and health hazards are numerous, both while the tire burns and if its cooled remains are not properly disposed of.

The setting of tire fires during protest has become a common tactic in Lebanon.


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