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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

SIPRI Yearbook 2015

4. Armed conflict

Chapter:
4. Armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2015
Author(s):
Peter Wallensteen

This chapter reports on recent developments in peace and conflict trends, focusing primarily on data collected through 2013. Based on its preliminary findings, the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) reported in early 2015 that there were more wars in 2014 than any other year since year 2000. Several other sources subsequently made similar observations: violence increased in 2014. In retrospect, 2014 may stand out as a particularly distressing year. However, there were few, if any, predictive indicators of the violence that unfolded in 2014, including Russia’s annexation of Crimea and support of violent separatism in eastern Ukraine; the brutality of Boko Haram in Nigeria; a new Gaza War; and territorial advances of ISIS in Iraq. Against this backdrop, the first two sections of this chapter focus thematically on specific issues related to peace and conflict and the second two sections discuss these issues more broadly.

Citation (MLA):
Wallensteen, Peter. "4. Armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 17 Jun. 2019. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-4.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Wallensteen, P. (2016). 4. Armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 17 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-4.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Wallensteen, Peter. "4. Armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2015: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 17 Jun. 2019, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198737810/sipri-9780198737810-chapter-4.xml
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