View Full Version : Wars 'Less Frequent, Less Deadly'

10-18-2005, 05:51 AM
Warfare Wanes and Terrorism Rises, New Study Says (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/17/AR2005101701828.html) - Reuters

Wars 'Less Frequent, Less Deadly' (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4350860.stm) - BBC

"Armed conflicts have dropped 40 percent since the end of the Cold War and those that persist are killing far fewer people, says a three-year study that attempts to debunk current myths about war and peace."

"But even if genocide and human rights abuses are receding, 'high-casualty' attacks by terrorists are not, according to the Human Security Report prepared at Canada's University of British Columbia in Vancouver."

Here is a link to the UBC press release on the study - Study Shows Evidence of Major Declines in Political Violence Worldwide (http://www.publicaffairs.ubc.ca/media/releases/2005/mr-hsc-17-10-2005.html)