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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

SIPRI Yearbook 2016

III. A reversal of peace? The role of foreign involvement in armed conflict: a case study on East Asia

Chapter:
6. Armed conflict data trends
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2016
Author(s):
Ian Davis

Do the trends in armed conflict in recent years indicate a reversal of peace? Although the intense warfare in the Middle East represents a massive escalation compared to just a few years ago the number of battle-related deaths is still far below the peak years of the cold war—and of course even much further below the numbers killed in the two World Wars of the 20th century. At the same time, however, current developments are very worrying. This section examines what it would take for the current upsurge in armed conflict to translate into a reversal of peace, in the sense that the total number of battle-related deaths would again approach the peak years of the cold war. We seek to understand the decline in war fighting since the end of World War II and to identify signs that these factors are changing in such a way that a reversal of peace might be possible.

Citation (MLA):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict data trends." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 19 Nov. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-006-div1-046.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Davis, I. (2016). 6. Armed conflict data trends. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-006-div1-046.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Davis, Ian. "6. Armed conflict data trends." In SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 19 Nov. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198787280/sipri-9780198787280-chapter-006-div1-046.xml
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