This is a list of wars and conflicts in Asia, particularly East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia and Russia. For a list of conflicts in Southwest Asia, see List of conflicts in the Near East for historical conflicts and List of conflicts in the Middle East for contemporary conflicts.
- c. 2800 BCE – c. 2500 BCE Gilgamesh of Uruk killed the Elamite ruler Humbaba
- c. 2500 BCE Enmebaragesi of Kish subdued Elam
- c. 2500 BCE Aga of Kish, the son of Enmebaragesi of Kish, besieged Uruk
- c. 2500 BCE Enmerkar of Uruk's year-long siege of Aratta
- c. 2500 BCE Dumuzid of Uruk captured Enmebaragesi of Kish single-handed
- c. 2500 BCE Enshakushanna of Uruk conquered Hamazi, Akkad, Kish, and Nippur, claiming hegemony over all of Sumer. Enshakushanna was succeeded in Uruk by Lugal-kinishe-dudu, but the hegemony seems to have passed to Eannatum of Lagash for a time
- c. 2500 BCE Eannatum of Lagash conquered all of Sumer, including Ur, Nippur, Akshak, Larsa, and Uruk (controlled by Enshakushanna)
- c. 2500 BCE En-anna-tum I of Lagash succeeded his brother Eannatum and defended Lagash against Ur-Lumma of Umma
- c. 2500 BCE Entemena of Lagash succeeded his father En-anna-tum I and re-established Lagash as a power in Sumer. He defeated Illi of Umma, with the aid of Lugal-kinishe-dudu of Uruk (the successor to Enshakushanna)
- c. 2500 BCE Lugal-Anne-Mundu of Adab subjected the "Four Quarters" of the world – i.e., the entire Fertile Crescent region, from the Mediterranean to the Zagros Mountains
- c. 2295–2271 BCE (Short chronology) Lugal-zage-si of Umma conquered several of the Sumerian city-states – including Kish, where he overthrew Ur-Zababa; Lagash, where he overthrew Urukagina; Ur, Nippur, and Larsa; as well as Uruk
Lugal-Zage-Si's domains (red), c. 2350 BC
Map of the Akkadian Empire
(brown) and the directions in which military campaigns were conducted (yellow arrows)
Map showing the Ur III state and its influence sphere
- c. 1879–1861 BCE (Short chronology) Ur-Nammu of Ur conquered Lagash
- c. 1861–1815 BCE (Short chronology) Shulgi of Ur destroyed Der, launched a campaign against Anshan, and engaged in a period of expansionism at the expense of highlanders such as the Lullubi, and others
- c. 1830–1817 BCE (Short chronology) The Amorite chieftain Sumu-abum won independence from the city-state Kazallu
- c. 1815–1809 BCE (Short chronology) Amar-Sin of Ur launched campaigns conducted against Urbilum, and several other regions with obscure names: Shashrum, Shurudhum, Bitum-Rabium, Jabru, and Huhnuri
- c. 1813–1791 BCE Shamshi-Adad I conquered Assur, Mari, Ekallatum, and Shekhna, establishing an empire encompassing the whole of northern Mesopotamia and included territory in central Mesopotamia, Asia Minor and northern Syria
- c. 1800–1776 BCE (Short chronology) During the reign of Ibbi-Sin of Ur, the Sumerian empire was attacked repeatedly by Amorites and as faith in Ibbi-Sin's leadership failed, Elam declared its independence and began to raid as well
The extent of the Babylonian Empire during the Kassite dynasty
Map of the Neo-Assyrian Empire and its expansions.
's unsuccessful campaign in 363 resulted in the loss of the Roman territorial gains under the peace treaty of 299.
Expansion of Rashidun Caliphate
July 1915, British offence in Iraq during World War I
- September 28, 1915 Battle of Es Sinn
- November 22–25, 1915 Battle of Ctesiphon
- December 7, 1915 – April 29, 1916 Siege of Kut
- January 6–8, 1916 Battle of Sheikh Sa'ad
- January 13, 1916 Battle of Wadi
- January 21, 1916 Battle of Hanna
- March 8, 1916 Battle of Dujaila
- March 8–11, 1917 Fall of Baghdad
- February 23, 1917 Second Battle of Kut
- March 13 – April 23, 1917 Samarrah Offensive
- September 28–29, 1917 Battle of Ramadi
- March 26–27, 1918 Action of Khan Baghdadi
- October 23–30, 1918 Battle of Sharqat
Ground troop movements 24–28 February 1991 during Operation Desert Storm
- March 1 – April 5, 1991 Uprisings in Iraq
- 1991–2002 Air engagements of the Post Gulf War
- March 20, 1991 – In accordance with the ceasefire, an F-15C shoots down an Iraqi Su-22 bomber with an AIM-9 missile.
- March 22, 1991 – In accordance with the ceasefire, an F-15C shoots down an Iraqi Su-22 bomber with an AIM-9 missile.
- December 27, 1992 – A MiG-25 crossed the no-fly zone and an F-16D shot it down with an AIM-120 AMRAAM missile. It is the first kill with an AIM-120.
- January 17, 1993 – A USAF F-16C shoots down a MiG-23 when the MiG locks the F-16 up.
- January 5, 1999 – A group of four Iraqi MiG-25s crossed the no-fly zones and sparked a dogfight with two patrolling F-15Cs and two patrolling F-14s. A total of six missiles were fired at the MiGs, none of which hit them. The MiGs then bugged out using their superior speed.
- September 9, 1999 – A lone MiG-23 crossed the no-fly zone heading towards a flight of F-14s. One F-14 fired an AIM-54 Phoenix at the MiG but missed and the MiG headed back north.
- December 23, 2002 – In what was the last aerial victory for the Iraqi Air Force before the Invasion of Iraq, an Iraqi MiG-25 destroyed an American UAV RQ-1 Predator after the drone opened fire on the Iraqi aircraft with a Stinger missile.
- September 3, 1996 Operation Desert Strike
- December 16–19, 1998 Operation Desert Fox
- March 20, 2003 – December 15, 2011 Third Persian Gulf War
Map of the invasion routes and major operations/battles of the Iraq War as of 2007.
- March 19 – May 1, 2003 Invasion of Iraq
- March 21–25, 2003 Battle of Umm Qasr
- March 20–24, 2003 Battle of Al Faw
- March 21 – April 6, 2003 Battle of Basra
- March 23–29, 2003 Battle of Nasiriyah
- March 24, 2003 Attack on Karbala
- March 24 – April 4, 2003 Battle of Najaf
- March 26, 2003 – Operation Northern Delay
- March 28–30, 2003 Operation Viking Hammer
- March 30 – April 4, 2003 Battle of Samawah
- March 31 – April 6, 2003 Battle of Karbala
- April 2–4, 2003 Battle of the Karbala Gap
- April 3–12, 2003 Battle of Baghdad
- April 6, 2003 Battle of Debecka Pass
- 2003–2004 Post-invasion insurgency
- March 20, 2003 – December 7, 2011 Iraq War in Anbar Province
- October 26 – November 24, 2003 Ramadan Offensive
- December 13, 2003 Operation Red Dawn
- April 4 – June 24, 2004 Iraq spring fighting
- April 4 – May 1, 2004 First Battle of Fallujah
- April 4 – May 11, 2008 Siege of Sadr City
- April 6–10, 2004 Battle of Ramadi
- April 17, 2004 Battle of Husaybah
- August 5–27, 2004 Battle of Najaf
- August 5–28, 2004 CIMIC-House
- October 1–3, 2004 Battle of Samarra
- November 7 – December 23, 2004 Second Battle of Fallujah
- November 8–16, 2004 Battle of Mosul
- 2005–06 Post-invasion insurgency
- February 2006 – May 2008 Civil war in Iraq
- September 23 – October 22, 2006 Ramadan Offensive
- September 27, 2006 – February 18, 2007 Operation Sinbad
- October 19–20, 2006 Battle of Amarah
- November 15–16, 2006 Battle of Turki
- December 25, 2006 – October 1, 2007 Diyala campaign
- January 6–9, 2007 Battle of Haifa Street
- January 20, 2007 Karbala provincial headquarters raid
- January 28–29, 2007 Battle of Najaf
- February 14 – November 24, 2007 Operation Imposing Law
- February 27 – September 3, 2007 Siege of U.K. bases in Basra
- April 6–10, 2007 Operation Black Eagle
- June 16 – August 14, 2007 Operation Phantom Thunder
- March 10 – August 19, 2007 Battle of Baqubah
- June 30 – July 1, 2007 Battle of Donkey Island
- February 15, 2007 Operation Shurta Nasir
- August 27–29, 2007 Battle of Karbala
- January 8 – July 28, 2008 Operation Phantom Phoenix
- January 18–19, 2008 Iraqi Day of Ashura fighting
- January 23 – July 28, 2008 Ninawa campaign
- March 25 – May 15, 2008 Iraq spring fighting
- March 25–31, 2008 Battle of Basra
- April 15 – May 19, 2008 Al-Qaeda offensive in Iraq
Kingdoms of the Diadochi after the Battle of Ipsus, c. 301 BCE.
The Rashidun Empire
reached its greatest extent under Caliph Uthman, in 654.
The Egyptian Empire
at its maximum territorial extent in the 15th century BCE
Different interpretations of what the Bible
says about the extent of King David
Map detailing the route of Khalid ibn Walid's invasion of Northern Syria.
- July 28, 1914 – November 11, 1918 World War I
Territorial development of the Roman Empire between the years CE 300 and 1453 (Animated map).
Conquests of Muhammad and the Rashidun
Civil wars of the Early Caliphates
Map detailing arenas of Ridda campaigns.
Ibrahim Pasha's Campaign against the Saudis in Nejd
- 1746 Battle of Riyadh
- 1764 Battle of Al-Hayer
- 1789 Battle of ghrimeel
- 1793 Ibn Ufaisan's Invasion
- 1793 – 1798 Invasion of Qatar
- April 21 – 1802 or 1801 Invasion of Karbala
- 1811 Battle of Khakeekera
- Early 1811 – 1818 Ottoman–Saudi War
Sogdia, c. 300 BC.
The migrations of the Yuezhi through Central Asia, from around 176 BC to AD 30.
Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang found primarily in the Yellow River Valley
Qin dynasty, c. 210 BC.
The Han Empire in 87 BCE (core provinces in brown), with commanderies (red dots) and protectorates (green dots) shown
The territories of Cao Wei (in yellow), 262 CE.
Emperor Taizong's campaign against the oasis states (640–648)
China under the Tang dynasty c. 700 AD
Yuan dynasty in 1294
The Qing Empire in 1890
Area controlled by the People's Republic of China shown in dark green; claimed but uncontrolled regions shown in light green.
1336–1646 Vijayanagara Empire conflicts
Afghan Empires and the Great Game
People's Republic of Bangladesh
- 258–257 BCE Thuc–Lac Viet War
- 217–207 BCE Thuc–Qin War
- 111 BCE Trieu–Han War
- 39, 40–43 CE Trưng Sisters' Uprising, 137–138, 156–160, 178–181, 248, 299–319, 319–323, 468–485, 542–544, 548–570, 687, 722, 791–798, 803, 819–820, 905 Uprising wars against Chinese domination
- 938–939 Ngô Quyền war of independence
- 966–968 War between the 12 warlords
- 981 War against the Song dynasty
- 1075–1077 War against the Song dynasty
- 1257–58, 1284–85, 1287–88 Mongol invasions of Vietnam
- 982, 1312, 1372, 1377, 1388, 1446–1471, 1695, 1796 Viet-Champa wars
- 1407–1427 War against the Ming dynasty
- 1553–1592 Lê–Mạc civil war
- 1627–1673 Trịnh–Nguyễn War
- 1714–1755 Nguyen–Khmer War
- 1788–1789 Qing–Tây Sơn War
- 1784–1785 Tây Sơn-Siam War
- 1858–1885 French–Nguyễn war
- 1914–1918 First World War
- 1940–1945 Second World War
- 1946–1954 First Indochina War
- 1954–1975 Vietnam War
- 1974 Battle of the Paracel Islands
- 1975–1989 Cambodian–Vietnamese War
- 1979 Sino-Vietnamese War
- 1979–1988 Vietnamese border raids in Thailand
- 1979–1990 Sino-Vietnamese border conflict
- 1988 Johnson South Reef Skirmish
Turkic khaganates c. 600 CE
Territory of Muscovy / Russia in 1500, 1600 and 1700.
Map of the Russian Empire
showing any and all territory and immediate influence it possessed regardless of time period.
- 1939–1945 World War II
- 1945–1991 Cold War
- Kuril Islands Dispute (ongoing)
Chronological list of wars