Conflict and Instability

Authored by: Michael Ross

Handbook of Oil Politics

Print publication date:  December  2011
Online publication date:  January  2012

Print ISBN: 9781857435832
eBook ISBN: 9780203851012
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9780203851012-6

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Abstract

The world is far more peaceful today than it was 15 years ago. There were 17 major civil wars – with “major” meaning the kind that kill more than a thousand people a year – going on at the end of the Cold War; by 2006, there were just five. During that period, the number of smaller conflicts also fell, from 33 to 27.

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