Analysts see build-up as part of a multi-pronged provocation against the West.
Could Beijing's growing belligerence be a preparation for war?
Experts warn that the respective countries’ approaches to ending the conflict are currently irreconcilable.
Locals report hearing heavy weapons fire but feel in no immediate danger.
Early elections and a new chief-of-staff unlikely to resolve ongoing crisis.
Leader condemns army interference after military chiefs demand his resignation.
Resentment of their presence is deeply connected with historical memories of occupation.
Hi-tech weapon systems bought with oil revenue ultimately tipped the balance.
Escalations shows that any short-term progress towards peace remains unlikely.
State encouraging more female participation in country’s military.