The SIPRI Yearbook 2019 is now available on line. It registers key data in the world of peace and security in 2018 and establishes some of the basic indicators that let us track and assess the trends. It is not a comfortable picture.
You can get a quick take on it from my shorthand overview below and/or from the latest short film in our Peace Points series.
Posted in arms control, Climate change, Conflict & peace, nuclear weapons
Tagged arms control, biodiversity, biosphere loss, China, Climate change, environment, hunger, INF Treaty, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Iran, Iran deal, mass extinction, multilateralism, New START, Russia, US, US-Russia
Scanning forward across the conflict horizon reveals looming risks after two decades of growing peace. Connecting people and connecting issues, drawing on what we have learned over the past 20 years or so of peacebuilding, can renew the growth of peace. Continue reading
Posted in Conflict & peace, International development
Tagged adaptation, Climate change, climate conflict, demography, EM Forster, gender, global inequality, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), International Alert, international institutions, migration, natural resources, peacebuilding, population, resilience, Thomas Piketty, Ukraine, urbanisation
Over the past two decades the world has become more peaceful. Today, rising pressures are generating increased conflict risk. We have learned a lot. Now, can we take advantage of that? Because we will need to. Continue reading
Posted in Conflict & peace, International development, The State of the World
Tagged Climate change, climate conflict, conflict risk, corruption, demography, inequalities, Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Malthus, Millennium Development Goals, natural resources, planetary boundaries, population, poverty, resilience, Stockholm Resilience Centre, tax evasion, urbanisation