Peace and Conflict 2012
Peace and Conflict is a biennial publication that provides key data and follows trends in national and international conflicts ranging from isolated acts of terrorism to internal civil strife to full-fledged inter-country war. A major trend it tracks is the incidence of wars beyond the protracted conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Peace and Conflict 2012 focuses on the theme of policy guidance for preventing conflict. It covers special topics with original contributions that focus on mediation, economic recovery, and the impact of elections. Peace and Conflict is a large-format reference book including numerous graphs, tables, maps, and appendices dedicated to the visual presentation of data. Crisp narratives are highlighted with box quote extracts that summarise trends and major findings such as the continuing increase in high casualty terrorist acts and risk of genocide in certain areas.
Praise for Peace and Conflict
"Too much of the writing on international affairs is long on opinions and short on facts. Peace and Conflict is the rare exception. Its clear presentations of evidence and analyses help to better inform discussions about the most pressing security challenges in today's world."
—Fareed Zakaria, Editor, Newsweek International
“Peace and Conflict is an essential tool for scholars and policymakers seeking the facts behind the headlines about the nature and extent of conflict around the world. It provides a systematic, empirically grounded, and highly nuanced assessment of the darker aspects of human nature and underscores, yet again, the inescapable truth of our interconnected world and intertwined fate.”
—Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York