[extropy-chat] Human Security Report: Sharp decline in number of wars, deaths from war, genocide
dirk.bruere at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 02:11:10 UTC 2005
On 10/19/05, Neil H. <neuronexmachina at gmail.com> wrote:
> There's a little press about the recently-published Human Security Report,
> produced by the Human Security Centre at the University of British Columbia.
> The report is available here:
> A few news/opinion pieces about it:
> A few highlights from the report:
> * The number of armed conflicts around the world has declined by more than
> 40% since the early 1990s
> * The average number of deaths per conflict fell 98% between 1950 and 2002
> (from 38,000 deaths to 600 deaths)
> * The number of genocides and politicides fell by 80% between 1988 and
> * There were 25 ongoing armed secessionist conflicts in 2004, the lowest
> number since 1976.
> * International terrorism is the only form of political violence which has
> increased, although for the time being it kills only a tiny number of people
> compared to wars.
> It's an interesting read, and almost counter-intuitive in the context of
> mainstream media. There's also some pretty interesting graphs.
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