Armed Conflict Survey 2017

Compiled by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), The Armed Conflict Survey is the standard reference work on contemporary conflict.

The Armed Conflict Survey 2017 provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts, as well as data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced persons. The book assesses key developments in 36 high-, medium- and low-intensity conflicts, including those in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Israel–Palestine, Southern Thailand, Colombia and Ukraine.

Mexico Named as the World's Deadliest Conflict Zone after Syria

According to the The Armed Conflict Survey 2017, an annual report analyzing global conflicts and casualties, there were 23,000 deaths in Mexico in 2016 connected to the fight against drug cartels. “The death toll in Mexico’s conflict surpasses those for Afghanistan and Somalia. This is all the more surprising, considering that the conflict deaths are nearly all attributable to small arms. Mexico is a conflict marked by the absence of artillery, tanks or combat aviation,” said IISS CEO and Director General John Chipman

This was picked up by several news outlets and websites, including: The Independent, Fox News, Sputnik International, The Sun, The Business Journal, Reuters, CNN, Bloomberg and Le Monde.

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