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Contents

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

SIPRI Yearbook 2023

I. Global and regional trends and developments in armed conflicts

Chapter:
2. Trends in armed conflict
Source:
SIPRI Yearbook 2023
Author(s):
Richard Gowan

While 2022 was a year of widespread armed conflict, there were variations in the scale, type and causes of conflict-related violence in different regions. Russia’s aggression against Ukraine was the bloodiest war of the year, and the impact on food and energy prices was rapidly felt worldwide. However, it was still a rare, although not unique, example of a classic interstate war between standing armies. The majority of conflicts in 2022 continued to take place within states—or across clusters of states in regions with porous borders, such as the Sahel and the Great Lakes region in Africa—and to involve a mix of non-state armed groups (NSAGs) ranging from transnational jihadist organizations to organized criminal networks. Many countries that suffered from violence faced intersecting forms of instability. Burkina Faso, for example, witnessed both an increase in violence by jihadist groups and two military coups d’état in the course of the year. Given the complexity and diversity of the types of armed conflict between and within different regions, it is hard to generalize about global trends in conflict.

Citation (MLA):
Gowan, Richard. "2. Trends in armed conflict." SIPRI Yearbook. SIPRI. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2016. Web. 13 Apr. 2024. <https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-002-div1-016.xml>.
Citation (APA):
Gowan, R. (2016). 2. Trends in armed conflict. In SIPRI, SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Retrieved 13 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-002-div1-016.xml
Citation (Chicago):
Gowan, Richard. "2. Trends in armed conflict." In SIPRI Yearbook 2023: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, SIPRI. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016). Retrieved 13 Apr. 2024, from https://www.sipriyearbook.org/view/9780198890720/sipri-9780198890720-chapter-002-div1-016.xml
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