A smoke rises over a buildings in Gaza City on October 9, 2023 during an Israeli air strike. Photo: Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto via Getty Images
A smoke rises over a buildings in Gaza City on October 9, 2023 during an Israeli air strike. Photo: Sameh Rahmi/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Over the past few years we have seen a number of violent conflicts erupt: The Russian invasion in Ukraine, the civil war in Ethiopia, the conflict between Israel and Palestine. The past three years have been the most violent period since the end of the Cold War. Is the world becoming a more violent place, or is this an unfortunate coincidence of several violent wars occurring at the same time?

The seminar will dive into the new UCDP conflict data to explore what the data and the trends can tell us about these questions.

Program

Siri Aas Rustad, Research Director at PRIO, will moderate the conversation.