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posted on Aug, 9 2008 @ 11:24 PM
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am asking for your help in making list of all ongoing wars & conflicts & destabilizations

Hi, will you help me make a list of all the ongoing wars and conflicts in the world?

thanks.

here's what I have so far -

Iraq - war (conventional & bio/chem/radiological)
Iran - destabilization
Angola - ongoing conflict (terrorism & bio/chem)
Burma - ongoing genocide
Pakistan (drug wars)
Afghanistan (drug wars)
Dafur - (castration, rape, genocide)



posted on Aug, 9 2008 @ 11:35 PM
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Here's a list that will help you I hope.

en.wikipedia.org...

Also, check the talk page of that, as there are some links and conflicts that have not been listed on the main page yet.

[edit on 9/8/2008 by bobafett]



posted on Aug, 9 2008 @ 11:39 PM
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Originally posted by bobafett
Here's a list that will help you I hope.

en.wikipedia.org...

Also, check the talk page of that, as there are some links and conflicts that have not been listed on the main page yet.

[edit on 9/8/2008 by bobafett]


thanks very much, from that first list

Major wars are those that cause destruction of outstanding severity.

It is hard to estimate what ongoing conflicts fill this criterion, but the conflicts below are generally regarded as major wars.

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Death Toll
1983 Sri Lankan Civil War Sri Lanka ~70,000 [1]
2001 War in Afghanistan Afghanistan 6,600 (in 2007 alone[2])
2003 War in Darfur Sudan 200,000 - 400,000
2003 Iraq War Iraq 100,000 - 1,124,303
(see: Casualties of the Iraq War)

2006 War in Somalia Somalia 8,000+


[edit] Other conflicts
There are many other smaller-scale armed conflicts that result in a smaller number of casualties each year.

Start of Conflict War/Conflict Location Death Toll
1948 Internal conflict in Burma Burma over 7,000
1948 Israeli-Palestinian conflict West Bank, Gaza Strip and Israel 120,000
1964 Colombian Armed Conflict Colombia unknown
1969 Communist and Islamic Insurgency in the Philippines (including OEF-P) Philippines est. 160,000 [3]
1975 Conflict in Laos involving the Hmong Laos 2,000 - 3,000
1978 Civil war in Afghanistan Afghanistan unknown
1980 Internal conflict in Peru Peru ~70,000
[4]

1984 Turkey-PKK conflict Kurdistan and Turkey unknown
1987 Second Ugandan Civil War Uganda ~12,000[citation needed]
1988 Somali Civil War (including 2006 War in Somalia) Somalia 300,000 - 400,000
1989 Kashmir conflict Kashmir 40,000–80,000[5]
1990 Casamance Conflict Senegal unknown
1992 Conflict in the Niger Delta (including Nigerian Oil Crisis) Nigeria unknown
1993 Ethnic conflict in Nagaland Nagaland, India unknown
1994 Insurgency in Ogaden Ethiopia unknown
1998 Second Congo War, Kivu conflict Kivu, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Congo-Kinshasa) ~5,400,000[6]
1999 Second Chechen War North Caucasus, Russia est. 25,000–100,000
(see Casualties of the Second Chechen War)
2002 Insurgency in the Maghreb (2002–present) Algeria, Mauritania, and Morocco (parts of the Maghreb) est. 25,000–100,000
(see Casualties of the Second Chechen War)
2003 Insurgency in Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia 595
2004 Balochistan conflict Balochistan, Pakistan unknown
2004 Sa'dah insurgency Sa'dah Governorate, Yemen 720+
2004 South Thailand insurgency Pattani, Thailand ~2,500
2004 Naxalite (Maoist) insurgency in India Certain parts of India including Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Orissa and West Bengal unknown
2005 War in Chad Chad ~1,400[citation needed]
2006 Mexican Drug War Mexico ~4100[7]
2006 Mount Elgon insurgency Western Kenya ~600
2006 Fatah-Hamas conflict Gaza Strip, West Bank 265[citation needed]
2007 Second Tuareg Rebellion North Niger and Mali 56[citation needed]
2008 War in South Ossetia (2008) South Ossetia Northern Georgia 1,000 - 2,000 (different claims)[citation needed]


I used to get CIA's & State Department's annual publications listing ongoing wars and such -- also Amnesty Internationals ... am just a bit tired out at the moment of researching.

thanks again for your help



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 12:01 AM
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Originally posted by bobafett
Also, check the talk page of that,[edit on 9/8/2008 by bobafett]


I don't know what or where that is, but on the bottom of the page it lists a site in french that has an english site, which is www.peacereporter.net... and lists (WOW - ALSO SEE BOTTOM OF PAGE):
12:43 - Bangladesh The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:42 - Philippines Abu Sayyaf/Milf The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:42 - Nepal The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:41 - Uganda The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:40 - Burundi The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:39 - Nigeria The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:38 - Pakistan Baluchistan The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd
12:38 - Algeria The weekly bulletin of ongoing wars and conflicts No.28 – 2008 from July 7th to July 23rd

WOW - here's their list of ongoing wars w/links www.peacereporter.net...

AFRICA
Angola
Burundi
Chad
Congo Brazzaville
Dem. Rep.of Congo
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Nigeria
Rwanda
Somalia
Sudan

SOUTH ASIA
India
Indonesia
Nepal
Phillipines
Sri Lanka
(Tibet was not on list)

MIDDLE EAST
Algeria
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Palestine
Lebannon
Morocco

CENTRAL ASIA & CAUCASUS
Afghanistan
Checknya

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Here's a list from another site mentioned, 'The World At War' -- www.globalsecurity.org...:

I've put asterisks ***** by ones not previously mentioned
Many of THESE SEEM TO BE at first glance coups and countercoups and stuff financed by the City of London.
Current Conflicts
Algeria Insurgency 1992 -->
Angola Cabinda 1975 -->
Burma Insurgency 1950 -->
China Senkaku Islands 1968 --> *****
China Spratly Islands 1988 --> *****
Colombia Insurgencies 1970s--> *****
Congo (Zaire) Congo War 1998--> *****
Georgia Civil War 1991-->
India Assam 1985 -->
India Kashmir 1970s-->
India Naxalite Uprising 1967 -->
Indonesia Aceh 1986 -->
Indonesia Kalimantan 1983 -->
Indonesia Maluku 1999 -
Indonesia Papua / West Irian 1963 -->
Israel Al-Aqsa Intifada 2000 -->
Israel Lebanon 2006 -->
Ivory Coast Civil War 2002 --> *****
Korea Korean War 1953 --> *****
Laos Hmong Insurgency 2000 -->
Moldova Transdniester 1991-->
Namibia Caprivi Strip 1966-->
Nepal Maoists 1996 -->
Nigeria Civil Disturbances 1997 -
Pakistan Baluchistan 2004 -
Palestine Civil War 2007-->
Peru Shining Path 1970s--> *****
Philippines Moro Uprising 1970s-->
Russia Chechen Uprising 1992 -->
Somalia Civil War 1991-->
Spain Basque Uprising 1970s-->
Sri Lanka Tamil Separatists 1983 -->
Sudan Darfur 1983 -->
Thailand Islamic Rebels 2001 -->
Turkey Kurdistan 1984 -->
Uganda Civil Conflict 1980 --> *****
United States Afghanistan 1980 -->
United States Djibouti 2001 -->
United States Iraq 1990 -->
United States Philippines 1898 -->
Uzbekistan Civil Disturbances 2005 --> *****
Yemen Sheik al-Houti 2004 --> *****

"Perpetual peace is no empty idea, but a practical thing which, through its gradual solution, is coming always nearer its final realization..."
IMMANUEL KANT
The United Nations defines "major wars" as military conflicts inflicting 1,000 battlefield deaths per year. In 1965, there were 10 major wars under way. The new millennium began with much of the world consumed in armed conflict or cultivating an uncertain peace. As of mid-2005, there were eight Major Wars under way [down from 15 at the end of 2003], with as many as two dozen "lesser" conflicts ongoing with varrying degrees of intensity.

Most of these are civil or "intrastate" wars, fueled as much by racial, ethnic, or religious animosities as by ideological fervor. Most victims are civilians, a feature that distinguishes modern conflicts. During World War I, civilians made up fewer than 5 percent of all casualties. Today, 75 percent or more of those killed or wounded in wars are non-combatants.

Africa, to a greater extent than any other continent, is afflicted by war. Africa has been marred by more than 20 major civil wars since 1960. Rwanda, Somalia, Angola, Sudan, Liberia, and Burundi are among those countries that have recently suffered serious armed conflict.

War has caused untold economic and social damage to the countries of Africa. Food production is impossible in conflict areas, and famine often results. Widespread conflict has condemned many of Africa's children to lives of misery and, in certain cases, has threatened the existence of traditional African cultures.

Conflict prevention, mediation, humanitarian intervention and demobilization are among the tools needed to underwrite the success of development assistance programs. Nutrition and education programs, for example, cannot succeed in a nation at war. Billions of dollars of development assistance have been virtually wasted in war-ravaged countries such as Liberia, Somalia, and Sudan.

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posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 12:13 AM
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*****NOTE: I'M PROVIDING LINKS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE AND WILL BE UPDATING THIS POST FOR THE NEXT 20 MIN W/LINKS


Originally posted by bobafett
en.wikipedia.org...
Also, check page [edit on 9/8/2008 by bobafett]


thanks again, here's the last link of ongoing wars on that page (link) you sent me: www.bippi.org...

"Peace is what happens when all peoples are free to develop themselves in the way they want, without having to fight for their rights." (Bruno Picozzi)

Afghanistan - Civil war after western armies occupation (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Angola (Cabinda) - Secessionist war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Algeria - Civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabakh) - Secessionist war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Brazil (São Paulo) - Criminal insurgency (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Burundi - Transition after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Cambodia - Recovery from dictatorship (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Central African Republic - Political instability (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Chad - Rebellion for state control (involving Sudan) (temporary link to Wikipedia)
China (Xinjiang) - Independentist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
China/Taiwan - Independentist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Colombia - Civil war involving criminal and paramilitary groups (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Comoros - Political unrest (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Congo, Democratic Republic of - Civil war involving more countries (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Congo, Republic of - Transition after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Côte d'Ivoire - Recovery after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Cyprus - Turkish military occupation (temporary link to Wikipedia)
East Timor - Transition after independence (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Eritrea/Ethiopia - Border dispute (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Ethiopia (Gambela) - Inter-ethnic dispute (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Ethiopia (Ogaden) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Ethiopia (Oromia) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Fiji Islands - Inter-ethnic dispute (temporary link to Wikipedia)
France (Corsica) - Autonomist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Gaza strip - Civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Georgia (Abkhazia) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Georgia (South Ossetia) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Guinea - Political violence (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Haiti - Political violence after dictatorship (temporary link to Wikipedia)
India - Maoist Naxalite insurgency (temporary link to Wikipedia)
India (Assam) - Autonomist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
India (Punjab) - Independentist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
India (Tripura) - Rebellion (temporary link to Wikipedia)
India/Pakistan - Dispute over Kashmir (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Indonesia (Aceh) - Autonomist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Indonesia (Moluccas) - Civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Indonesia (West Papua) - Secessionist conflict (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Indonesia (Sulawesi) - Religious inter-ethnic conflict (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Iraq - Civil war after western armies occupation (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Israel-Palestine - Military occupation of the West Bank (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Kenya - Political unrest (temporary link to Alertnet)
Korea - Armistice agreement not yet followed by a peace treaty (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Laos - Persecution of the Hmong minority (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Lebanon/Israel - Part of the wider Arab-Israeli conflict (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Liberia - Transition after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Mexico - Criminal and paramilitary guerrilla (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Mexico (Chiapas) - Autonomist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Moldova (Transnistria) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Morocco (Plazas de soberanía) - Dispute over territory control (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Myanmar - Internal ethnic conflict (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Nepal - Transition after Maoist insurgency for state control (BIPPI dossier)
Niger - Tuareg rebellion involving Mali (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Nigeria (Niger delta) - Ethnic rebellion (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Northern Ireland - Secessionist guerrilla (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Pakistan (Balochistan) - Autonomy claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Pakistan (Waziristan) - Pro-Taliban insurgency (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Peru - Maoist insurgency for state control (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Philippines - Maoist insurgency for state control (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Philippines (Mindanao) - Secessionist guerrilla (BIPPI dossier)
Russian federation (Chechnya) - Independentist war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Rwanda - Transition after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Saudi Arabia - Khawarij insurgency for state control (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Senegal (Casamance) - Secessionist guerrilla (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Serbia (Kosovo) - Secessionist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Sierra Leone - Recovery after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Solomon Islands - Civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Somalia - Civil war involving Ethiopia (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Spain (Basque Country) - Secessionist guerrilla (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Sri Lanka - Secessionist war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Sudan (Darfur) - Secessionist war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Sudan (Eastern Front) - Autonomist claims (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Sudan (Southern front) - Transition after civil war (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Thailand (Southern region) - Secessionist insurgency (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Tibet - Military occupation (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Turkey/Kurdistan - Secessionist guerrilla (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Uganda - Civil war involving Southern Sudan (temporary link to Wikipedia)
Vietnam (Montagnards) - Persecution of the Montagnards (temporary link to Human Rights Watch)
Western Sahara - Dispute over territory control (BIPPI dossier)
Yemen - Ideological rebellion (BIPPI dossier)

List of territorial disputes all over the world from Wikipedia
List of active autonomist and secessionist movements all over the world from Wikipedia

Important notice: as of BIPPI criteria, Wikipedia articles cannot be guaranteed as balanced and accurate.
Temporary links pretend only to show as possible the complete list of wars and conflicts all over the world.
cont on next page

[edit on 10-8-2008 by counterterrorist]



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 01:00 AM
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cont from previous page

Wider information on violent conflicts in the world on[bottom of page]( www.bippi.org... :
Alertnet www.alertnet.org... THIS SITE SEEMS TO BE GOOD FOR TRACKING BIO/CHEM WAR

Al Jazeera english.aljazeera.net... EXCELLENT – AL QAEDA IN CHINA- cites series of bombings in China and blames Muslim "extremists" i.e. Muslim Brotherhood i.e. al Qaeda i.e. CIA/MI-6/BND

AI - Amnesty International www.amnesty.org... ONE OF MY FAVORITE SITES FOR HUMAN RIGHTS/TORTURE/DISAPPEARINGS but remember, Amnesty International is a function of MI-5&6.

BBCnews news.bbc.co.uk... PRETTY MUCH MI-5/6 ESTABLISHMENT STUFF

GEES - Grupo de Estudios Estratégicos www.eng.gees.org... IN BRITISH & SPANISH & SEEMS TO BE MI-5/6 ESTABLISHMENT

Global Security www.globalsecurity.org... GOOD LIST BUT KIND OF WEIRD because at www.globalsecurity.org... lists WWIV as:

US Military Operations

World War IV www.globalsecurity.org... lists Campaigns
Global War on Terrorism
Iran
Iraq
North Korea
Cuba
Syria
Afghanistan
Colombia
Georgia
Horn of Africa
Philippines
Venezuela
Taiwan
Libya
Palestine



Counterterrorism www.globalsecurity.org... lists
US Airstrikes on Al Qaeda in Somalia
Horn of Africa Jan 2007 ongoing
Aztec Silence
EUCOM AOR Dec 2003 ongoing
African Coastal Security Program
various Apr 2003 ongoing
Operation Enduring Freedom – Trans Sahara (OEF-TS)
Trans-Sahara Counterterrorism Initiative [TSCTI]
Pan Sahel Initiative (PSI)
Africa ? Jun 2005
? Jun 2005
? Nov 2002 ongoing
ongoing
? Mar 2004
Georgia Security & Stability Operations
Georgia Train and Equip Program
Georgia May 2004
29 Apr 2002 ongoing
May 2004
Balikatan 2002
Phillipines 15 Jan 2002 31 Jul 2002
Active Endeavour
Mediterranean Sea Oct 2001
Enduring Freedom
Afghanistan / Global 25 Sep 2001
Infinite Justice
20 Sep 2001 25 Sep 2001
Border Support
15 Sep 2001
Noble Eagle
15 Sep 2001
Determined Response
12 Oct 2000 ?
Infinite Resolve
1998 2000
Infinite Reach
Sudan / Afganistan 20 Aug 1998 20 Aug 1998

Southwest Asia
Former Yugoslavia
Counterdrug

Other Current Ops www.globalsecurity.org... lists:
Korea
Korea 25 Jun 1950 ongoing USFK Order of Battle
• Current List
• Prior List

Jump Start Mexican Border mid-2006 ongoing
New Horizons
Central America ongoing ongoing
Caspian Guard
Caspian Sea 2004 ongoing
Gulf of Guinea Guard
Gulf of Guinea 2004 ongoing
Regional Maritime Security Initiative
Pacific Ocean Mar 2004 ongoing
Proliferation Security Initiative
Global May 2003 ongoing
MONUC [UN PKO]
DR Congo Feb 2000 ongoing
Relief Focus
Africa 1997 ongoing
Gatekeeper
Hold-the-Line
Safeguard
California
Texas
Arizona 1995 ongoing
Full Accounting
Southeast Asia Oct 1995 ongoing
Golden Pheasant
Honduras Mar 1988 ongoing
Alliance
US Southern border 1986 ongoing
Multinational Force and Observers
Sinai 1982 ongoing




[edit on 10-8-2008 by counterterrorist]



posted on Aug, 10 2008 @ 01:05 AM
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I'll provide urls & commentaries for these sites tomorrow:

HIIK - Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research

HRW - Human Rights Watch

ICG - International Crisis Group

ICRC - International Committee of the Red Cross

IISS - The International Institute for Strategic Studies

IRIN - Integrated Regional Information Networks

Le Monde Diplomatique

Peacereporter

Project Ploughshares

Reuters

SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute

USIP - United States Institute of Peace

UNPO - Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization

WarNews (in Italian only)



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 10:56 AM
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this is a test of the photo size --




posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:41 AM
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reply to post by counterterrorist
 








HIIK - Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research www.hiik.de... A GERMAN SITE -- has “Conflict Barometer” annual pdf report (STATE SANCTIONED university think-tank:



1 Central African Republic (UFDR, APRD) - national power
2 Chad (ethnic groups) - regional predominance
3 Chad (various rebel groups) - national power
4 DR Congo (ex-RCD-G, Interahamwe, FDLR) - national
power
5 Ethiopia (ONLF/Ogaden) - secession
6 Kenya (ethnic groups) - resources
7 Nigeria (Niger Delta - Ijaw) - regional predominance, resources
Sub-Saharan Africa - Wars
8 Somalia (UIC) - system/ideology, national power
9 Sudan (Darfur) - regional predominance, resources
Americas - Severe crises
10 Colombia (FARC - ELN) - system/ideology, regional predominance,
resources
11 Colombia (FARC) - system/ideology, regional predominance,
resources
12 Mexico (drug cartels) - regional predominance
Asia & Oceania - Severe crises
13 India (Kashmir) - secession
14 India (Naxalites) - system/ideology
15 Myanmar (KNU, KNLA, KNPP, KnA - UWSA, DKBA, government
/ Karen State, Kayah State) - secession
16 Myanmar (opposition) - system/ideology, national power
17 Pakistan (Islamists) - system/ideology
18 Pakistan (Sunnites - Shiites) - system/ideology, regional predominance
19 Thailand (Muslim separatists/southern border provinces) -
secession
Asia & Oceania - Wars
20 Pakistan (North & South Waziristan) - regional predominance
21 Sri Lanka (LTTE) - secession
Middle East & Maghreb - Severe crises
22 Algeria (Islamist groups) - system/ideology, national power
23 Iran (PJAK/Kurdish areas) - autonomy
24 Iraq (al-Sadr group) - system/ideology, national power
25 Iraq (al-Zarqawi group) - system/ideology, national power
26 Israel (Fatah - Hamas) - system/ideology, regional predominance
27 Israel (PNA, al-Fatah, Hamas/Palestine) - secession, system/
ideology, resources
28 Lebanon (Hezbollah, Fatah al-Islam) - system/ideology, national
power
29 Turkey (PKK/KONGRA-GEL/Kurdish areas) - autonomy
Middle East & Maghreb - Wars
30 Afghanistan (Taliban) - system/ideology, national power
31 Iraq (insurgents) - system/ideology, national power





Coups d’ ´etat
2 successful coups in Thailand & Fiji, & 1 attempted coup d’ ´etat on Philippines, only 1 attempted coup d’ ´etat was observed in 2007, again on Philippines.


UN-led peacekeeping (war-mongering) missions




As of Dec 2007
Conflict
define conflicts as clashing of interests (positional differences) over national values of duration & magnitude between at least 2 parties (organized groups, states, groups of states, organizations) determined to pursue their interests & achieve their goals.

Conflict items
Territory
Secession
Decolonization
Autonomy
System/ideology
National power
Regional predominance
International power
Resources
Others

Conflict intensities
State of violence
Intensity group
Level of intensity
Name of intensity


Definition
Non-violent Low
1 Latent conflict
A positional difference over definable values of national meaning is considered a latent conflict if demands are articulated by 1 of parties & perceived by other as such.

2 Manifest conflict
A manifest conflict includes use of measures that are located in stage preliminary to violent force. - verbal pressure, threatening violence, imposition of economic sanctions.
Violent Medium

3 Crisis
crisis is tense situation in which at least 1 of parties uses violent force in sporadic incidents.
High

4 Severe crisis
A conflict is considered to be severe crisis if violent force is used repeatedly in an organized way.

5 War war is violent conflict in which violent force is used with certain continuity in an organized & systematic way. conflict parties exercise extensive measures, depending on situation. extent of destruction is massive & of long duration.


Global Conflict Panorama
Global Development
In 2007, 328 political conflicts were counted. 6 constituted wars & 25 severe crises, amounting to total of 31 conflicts carried out with massive amount of violence. 99 conflicts were conducted with only sporadic use of violence & therefore classified as crises. crises & highly-violent conflicts amounted to total of 130 violent conflicts. In contrast, 198 non-violent conflicts were counted,

Compared to 2006, number of wars remained same with six. 5 of these had already been fought out on this intensity level in 2006: Sudan (Darfur), Somalia (UIC), Sri Lanka (LTTE), Afghanistan (Taliban), & Iraq (insurgents). 2 of these, respective conflicts in Sudan & in Iraq, were therefore classified as wars for fourth year running. Last year’s sixth war, Israel (Hezbollah), significantly de-escalated to non-violent level following withdrawal of Israeli troops from Lebanon in October 2006. However, former severe crisis in Pakistan’s border region to Afghanistan, Waziristan, escalated to war in 2007 [ Pakistan (North & South Waziristan)].



number of severe crises decreased from 30 to 25. 1 severe crisis, Mexico (drug cartels), emerged as new conflict in 2007. All in all, 31 highly violent conflicts were counted in 2007, in comparison with 36 in 2006.

number of crises, however, decreased only slightly in relation to their high number: 99 in 2007 compared to 104 in 2006.



number of severe crises decreased from 30 to 25. Sixteen of these had already been on same level of intensity in 2006. 6 escalated from level of crisis in 2006 to severe crisis in 2007. 2 – conflict between 2 main rebel groups in Colombia [! Colombia (FARC - ELN)] & opposition conflict in Myanmar [Myanmar (opposition)] – had been manifest conflicts, i.e. non-violent, in 2006.

One severe crisis, Mexico (drug cartels), emerged as new conflict in 2007. Pakistan (North & South Waziristan) escalated to war; thirteen de-escalated, 10 out of these to level of crisis, & 3 to level of latent conflict. All in all, 31 highly violent conflicts were counted in 2007, in comparison with 36 in 2006.

number of crises, however, decreased only slightly in relation to their high number: 99 in 2007 compared to 104 in 2006.





number of non-violent conflicts grew from 186 to 198, as latent conflicts increased from 72 to 80, & manifest conflicts increased at almost same rate with 114 in 2006 compared to 118 in 2007. total number of conflicts rose slightly from 326 to 328,












































HRW - Human Rights Watch www.hrw.org...

ICG - International Crisis Group www.crisisgroup.org...


ICRC - International Committee of Red Cross www.icrc.org...

IISS - International Institute for Strategic Studies www.iiss.org...

IRIN - Integrated Regional Information Networks www.irinnews.org...

Le Monde Diplomatique mondediplo.com... NOT IMPRESSED. CORPORATE MEDIA

Peacereporter www.peacereporter.net...

Project Ploughshares www.ploughshares.ca...

Reuters www.reuters.com... CORPORATE MEDIA

SIPRI - Stockholm International Peace Research Institute www.sipri.org... TRANSPARENCY IN TRANSFERS OF SMALL ARMS & LIGHT WEAPONS report //establishment

USIP - United States Institute of Peace www.usip.org... THIS IS AN OXYMORON IF EVER THERE WAS 1 – quotes Madelin Albright – war mongers double-speak

UNPO - Unrepresented Nations & Peoples Organization www.unpo.org... yuck, more of same – promotes “democracy” rather than peace



posted on Aug, 11 2008 @ 11:54 AM
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I can't make the correction in the previous post because of the size limitation of the file, so I'm posting a readable size of the slide here, because it will be useful concerning the tri-border area of south america.





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