Conflicts in Asia

Philippines

        Full Official Name: Republic of the Philippines Region: Southeast Asia Capital: Manila Population: 100,998,376 Ethnic Groups: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%, Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% Languages: Filipino/Tagalog (Official), English (official) Religions: Catholic 82.9%, Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%, other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified […]

Myanmar

          Official Full Name: Union of Myanmar Region: Southeast Asia Capital: Naypyidaw Population: 56,320,206 Ethnic Groups: Burman 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5% Languages: Burmese (official) Religions: Buddhist 89%, Christian 4% (Baptist 3%, Roman Catholic 1%), Muslim 4%, Animist 1%, other 2% Government: Presidential Republic Legislature: […]

Thailand

          Official Full Name: Kingdom of Thailand Region: Southeast Asia Capital: Bangkok Population: 67,976,405 Ethnic Groups: Thai 95.9%, Burmese 2%, other 1.3%, unspecified 0.9% Languages: Thai (official) 90.7%, Burmese 1.3%, other 8% Religions: Buddhist (official) 93.6%, Muslim 4.9%, Christian 1.2%, other 0.2%, none 0.1% Government: Constitutional Monarchy Under Military Junta Legislature: National Assembly (Currently Dissolved) […]

India

          Official Full Name: Republic of India Region: South Asia Capital: New Delhi Population: 1,251,695,584 Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% Languages: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9% […]

Pakistan

        Official Full Name: Islamic Republic of Pakistan Region: South Asia Capital: Islamabad Population: 199,085,847 Ethnic Groups: Punjabi 44.68%, Pashtun 15.42%, Sindhi 14.1%, Sariaki 8.38%, Muhajirs 7.57%, Balochi 3.57%, other 6.28% Languages: Punjabi 48%, Sindhi 12%, Saraiki 10%, Pashto 8%, Urdu (official) 8%, Balochi 3%, Hindko 2%, Brahui 1%, English, Burushaski, and other 8% Religions: Muslim […]

Afghanistan

          Official Full Name: Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Region: Asia Capital: Kabul Population: 32,564,342 Ethnic Groups: Pashtun, Tajik, Hazara, Uzbek, other Languages: Afghan Persian or Dari (official) 50%, Pashto (official) 35%, Turkic languages (primarily Uzbek and Turkmen) 11%, 30 minor languages (primarily Balochi and Pashai) 4% Religions: Sunni Muslim 80%, Shia Muslim 19%, other 1% Government: […]

Iran

          Official Name: Islamic Republic of Iran Region: Middle East Capital: Tehran Population: 81,824,270 Ethnic Groups: Persian, Azeri, Kurd, Lur, Baloch, Arab, Turkmen and Turkic tribes Languages: Persian (official), Azeri Turkic and Turkic dialects, Kurdish, Gilaki and Mazandarani, Luri, Balochi, Arabic, other Religions: Muslim (official) 99.4% (Shia 90-95%, Sunni 5-10%), other (includes Zoroastrian, Jewish, and […]

Yemen

          Official Full Name: Republic of Yemen Region: Middle East Capital: Sana’a (de jure, Occupied by Houthi Government) Aden (Provisional) Population: 26,737,317 Ethnic Groups: Predominantly Arabs, but also South-Asians, Afro-Arabs, and Europeans Languages: Arabic (Official) Religions: Muslim 99.1% (official; virtually all are citizens, an estimated 65% are Sunni and 35% are Shia), other […]

Iraq

          Full Official Name: Republic of Iraq Region: Middle East Capital: Baghdad Population: 37,056,169 Ethnic Groups: Arab 75%-80%, Kurdish 15%-20%, Turkoman, Assyrian, or other 5% Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish (official), Turkmen, and Assyrian, Armenian Religions: Muslim (official) 99% (Shia 60%-65%, Sunni 32%-37%), Christian 0.8%, Other 0.2% Government: Federal Parliamentary Republic Legislature: Council of Representatives _____ […]

Lebanon

          Full Official Name: Lebanese Republic Region: Middle East Capital: Beirut Population: 6,184,701 Ethnic Groups: Arab 95%, Armenian 4%, other 1% Languages: Arabic (official), French, English, Armenian Religions: Muslim 54% (27% Sunni, 27% Shia), Christian 40.5%, Druze 5.6% Government: Parliamentary Multi-Confessionalist Republic Legislature: Parliament _____ A. Syrian Civil War Spillover Type of Conflict: Spillover from […]

Israel and Palestine

                  Full Official Name: State of Israel (Top Flag) State of Palestine (Bottom Flag) Region: Middle East Capital: Israel [West Jerusalem (de jure) Tel Aviv (de facto)]; Palestine [East Jerusalem (de jure) Ramallah (de facto)] Population: 8,049,314 Ethnic Groups: Israel [Jewish 75%, non-Jewish 25%]; Palestine [Palestinian Majority] Languages: […]

Syria

          Full Official Name: Syrian Arab Republic Region: Middle East Capital: Damascus Population: 17,064,854 Ethnic Groups: Arab 90.3%, Kurds, Armenian, and other 9.7% Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic, Circassian,  French, English Religions: Muslim 87% (official; includes Sunni 74% and Alawi, Ismaili, and Shia 13%), Christian 10%, Druze 3% Government: Semi-Presidential Republic Legislature: People’s Council […]

Turkey

          Official Full Name: Republic of Turkey Region: Middle East Capital: Ankara Population: 79,414,269 Ethnic Groups: Turkish 70-75%, Kurdish 18%, other minorities 7-12% Languages: Turkish (official), Kurdish, other minority languages Religions: Muslim 99.8% (mostly Sunni), other 0.2% (Christians and Jews) Government: Parliamentary Constitutional Republic Legislature: Grand National Assembly _____ A. Turkey-PKK Conflict Type of […]