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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

SIPRI Yearbook 2011

IV. Major armed conflicts in a wider context

Chapter:
2. Resources and armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2011
Author(s):
Lotta Themnér, Peter Wallensteen

While the focus of this appendix is on major armed conflicts, a category that includes some of the most deadly organized violence worldwide, other types of armed conflict are also taking place. Major armed conflicts are a subcategory of the UCDP category armed conflicts, which are defined in a similar manner but do not need to have passed the threshold of 1000 battle-related deaths in any year to be recorded. The UCDP subdivides armed conflicts into minor armed conflicts (25–999 battle-related deaths in the year in question) and wars (1000 or more battle-related deaths in the year in question). Consequently, what are recorded here as major armed conflicts can appear in other UCDP publications as minor armed conflicts or wars, depending on the relevant year’s fatality estimates. The number of armed conflicts is substantially higher than the number of major armed conflicts: a total of 124 armed conflicts are recorded since 1990 while the corresponding figure for major armed conflicts is 52.24

Citation (MLA):
Themnér, Lotta, and Peter Wallensteen. "2. Resources and armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 16 Dec. 2018. <http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-19.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Themnér, L., & Wallensteen, P. (2016). 2. Resources and armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-19.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Themnér, Lotta, and Peter Wallensteen. "2. Resources and armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2011: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 16 Dec. 2018, from http://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780199695522/sipri-9780199695522-div1-19.xml
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