My Ph.D. research which was submitted in January 2018, seeks to understand the trends and the use of indiscriminate violence in conflicts. I explore the different strategic positions, which actor(s) adopted during the decade-long Nepalese conflict (1996-2006). Firstly, I demonstrate who the actors of the conflict are, and establish why it is important to rethink the way actor(s) in a conflict are categorised. Secondly, I establish how the identified actors, are not static, but uncover how actors can adopt strategic positions. I then present the theoretical framework, entitled the Concept of Embeddedness. The Concept of Embeddedness addresses the conditions in which civilians experience indiscriminate violence during conflicts. I demonstrate how the strategic movement and positioning of actors within conflict zones renders civilians wedged between embedded actors who control a zone and actors who are sent on temporary deployment to the zone. I then reveal how the position of embeddedness triggers other actors to use indiscriminate violence against civilians in different zones. I frequently write about UN peacekeeping, the protection of civilians in UN peacekeeping missions, violence against civilians and civil war dynamics. My previous conflict advisor and field research postings include South Sudan, Nepal, Botswana, Turkey, Mauritius, Uganda, and Botswana.