Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946–2014

PRIO Policy Brief

Gates, Scott; Håvard Mokleiv Nygård; Håvard Strand & Henrik Urdal (2016) Trends in Armed Conflict, 1946–2014, Conflict Trends, 1. Oslo: PRIO.

​​​​Headlines from battlefields in Syria, Libya​​, Nigeria, Afghanistan, and Ukraine give the impression that the world is becoming ever more violent. Indeed, since 2013 the number of armed conflicts in the world and the number of battle deaths has risen. Fortunately, the long-term trends nevertheless driving the waning of war are still at work.​

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Authors

Scott Gates

Scott Gates

Research Professor. Editor, International Area Studies Review

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Håvard Mokleiv Nygård

Senior Researcher. Managing Editor, International Area Studies Review

Håvard Strand

Håvard Strand

Senior Researcher

Henrik Urdal

Henrik Urdal

Research Professor; Editor, Journal of Peace Research

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