Armed Conflicts Report 2017 Summary

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In 2016, 28 armed conflicts were waged in 26 countries. No new conflicts were added to this year’s report, and one conflict was removed. The conflict between the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) and the Philippines was removed as each of the preceding two years produced fewer than 25 deaths. However, the conflict between Muslim separatist groups in the …

Event: Research for Peace

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Join the Kindred Credit Union Centre for Peace Advancement as we explore peace research involving both our campus and our world. WPIRG will be highlighting connections between research at the University of Waterloo and military applications, and Project Ploughshares will be sharing findings from their most recent annual Armed Conflicts Report. FREE EVENT WHEN: 4:30 p.m. Tuesday January 31 WHERE: Community …

Book launch: Disarming Conflict

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When: 4:30 p.m. • Thursday • October 29 Where: Grebel Gallery • 4th Floor, Centre for Peace Advancement, Conrad Grebel University College, 140 Westmount Road North • Waterloo Please join Project Ploughshares and the MSCU Centre for Peace Advancement for the launch of Disarming Conflict: Why peace cannot be won on the battlefield by Ernie Regehr. Books will be available for purchase and signing. …

Armed Conflicts Report 2015 Summary

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(covering the period January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014) There were 29 armed conflicts in 26 countries in 2014, one more than in 2013. No conflict was removed from the Armed Conflicts Report this year. Total reported deaths in the conflicts in Ethiopia-Ogaden and Philippines (CPP/NPA) dropped to fewer than 25 in 2014, but no formal ceasefire was declared …

Armed Conflicts Report 2014

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(covering the period January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013) There were 28 active armed conflicts in 25 countries in 2013, an increase from 26 armed conflicts in 23 countries in 2012. During 2013, conflicts crossed the threshold of 1,000 fatalities in the Central African Republic, Mali, and Egypt. The conflict in Chad was removed as an ongoing armed conflict, …

2012 Armed Conflicts Report Summary

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The Ploughshares Monitor Volume 33 Issue 3 In 2011, there were 26 active armed conflicts worldwide, an increase of two from the previous year. Two new conflicts were added and none were removed. A significant development in global armed conflict in 2011 was a series of pro-democracy movements—beginning in December 2010 and continuing throughout 2011—that swept the Middle East and …

‘Massive use of chemical agents’

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On Aug. 21, 2013, in and around the agricultural belt of the Ghouta, near the Syrian capital of Damascus, an attack on civilians involving the “massive use of chemical agents” was carried out by the forces of Syrian President Bashar Assad, according to a report from the government of France. Although precise fatality figures are difficult to confirm, the chemical attack is …

Kony 2012: Now that we have your attention

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No sense just piling on. The Kony 2012 viral video has elevated awareness of Joseph Kony and the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa to stratospheric heights. Over the past few days the critics have weighed in, including many Ugandans. And the folks at Invisible Children, who created the 29-minute video, have responded. We all want the source of insecurity addressed—yes, Kony needs …

A New Measure of War: Fewer conflicts and deaths, more displaced people

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Author Christina Woolner The Ploughshares Monitor Summer 2011 Volume 32 Issue 2 In 2010 there were 24 active armed conflicts worldwide, a decrease of four from the previous year. After no change in the number of active armed conflicts between 2008 and 2009, this decrease marks a return to the prevailing downward trend that started in 2000. No new conflicts …