One hundred years after the end of the first world war, battle-related deaths have fallen worldwide. But flashpoints remain and new threats are looming.
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Certainly a very much filtered (read artificial) report. Incomplete in all senses, failed 2 highlight the conflicts like the one's inSomalia & Much if North-western Africa, whci gets arms n ammunition not just from Us or Russia, but from Very Large of the EUROPEAN Countries as well. Article is anti towards the communst countries. Totally inappropriate title for the video. Certainly not what should be expected from the ECONOMIST.
This video confuses freedom with the right to vote. How do you decide which of the following nations is more free?
Nation A: you can choose your leader, but you can't be out at night because of the massive gang and gun violence. You also cannot choose between any of the utilities or groceries you buy because there is only one choice.
Nation B: you cannot choose your leader, but it's totally safe to go out anytime, and you have access to most foods and quite a few luxuries if you're middle class or higher.
war is on the rise, not decline, the stage is now set for WW3, the war that will end all wars, Civil war in the US is on the brink, a global war in asia by china, a cyber cold war is in full length, a new russia cold war is also on the brink, and the middle east is on it's way of a regional civil war
nice propaganda...so who is fighting in Afghanistan iraq syria Nigeria chad and has more than 300 military base around the world.... if war is in decline why US military budget is increasing every year???
Wow, you dropped some data and then what a conclusion line. You could just as well have written on your foreheads "we shouldn't take peace for granted and walk around in circles in some public square".
hold on.. wouldn't Donald Trump be one of the 3 most disturbing risks?? he does control an army that has, over the past 2 decades killed WELL over 1,000,000 people (most civilians) Hell in the first 3 years it killed over 600,000.. thats a fucking genocide! and from that point they are now doing more bombings than ever! more drones than ever! THEY are the biggest risk! This isn't the war ON terror, its the war OF terror.
Idk, no one wants a world war but as humans we just I think need to. WW1 was not in terms the actual First World War you could easily argue that it was the 7 years war or even the Napoleonic wars. I don’t think we will but who knows considering the current political climate.
+Capras12 I am not in denial... I am questioning the credibility with which they have surveyed Pakistan as "partially free". On the other hand India is considered FREE, I thought they need to take into account the UN Resolutions on Kashmir which makes it an occupied territory... How is Kashmir free and Pakistan partially free...
It is stereotyping... Too much crap over mainstream media...
+Kleco102 my subject here is Freedom House... I think there research is done from a drawing room watching too much mainstream media... I would like them to stop stereotyping a country on its past and update themselves with reality...
+Usman Hamza It's subjective, it means different things to different people. That map is based on data collected by Freedom House, an organisation. Now if you had done your research on why Pakistan is considered "partially free" according to Freedom House you would not be commenting these things.
+Capras12 concerning...? Not at all... How would you prove a democratic country as "partly free"
Instability regarding economy and corruption is not termed as partly free, that's something else... They are talking about form of govt
Conveniently missed to mention that the USA has been the largest aggressor since the beginning of the last century and would remain so in the foreseeable future. Who is solely and directly responsible for civilian killings in Afghanistan and Iraq and to a large extent in Syria? There is one straight and simple answer that any reasonable person not falling to western propagandist media would know.
There would be far far less civilian deaths in Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq had US not intervened for its ulterior motives - keep reigning as world's top MAFIA and keep military industrial complex thriving! ISIS wouldn't exist without IRAQ war. Taliban wouldn't be bombing fellow Muslims if there was no " WAR ON TERROR." Syria would far less complicated without US intervention.
that would be the taliban in afghanistan, terrorist groups in iraq that detonate bombs in every place of there cities and ISIS, along with Russia and Syria that cause deaths in Syria. Maybe you should educate yourself.
Very wrong, civilian killed by the US is far lower than that of Saudi Arabia and Russia and Syrain regime. Let me remind you that each bomb that the US or its allies uses costs around $200k. So they will make sure it is used on the right target
War is not in decline at all! The maniac in charge got more money for the military than anyone ever! https://www.forbes.com/sites/eriksherman/2018/06/20/house-and-senate-democrats-vote-68-percent-and-85-percent-for-massive-military-spending/#394df9465101
+Capras12 solutions don't come on silver platters. This isn't my problem to solve, I'm only suggesting a path that I believe leads to a solution without having to eliminate entire populations and engender hate and suffering. No one solves problems for others, one can only offer guidance.
+Capras12 being influential not boasting power. Using rhetoric, love and diplomacy. The only way you can get someone to do something is to make them want to do it...or put a gun to their head. Read The Servant by James Hunter, greatly recommend it.
+Cristian Licea well its a lot more complicated than "Respect mofos and agree not to kill each other." and anyone with a basic education should understand this. well maybe im wrong, maybe it is simple, if you why dont you tell me how to solve the North Korean crisis?
+Capras12 put whatever label you want on it, it all comes down to individual social behavior and group dynamics. People want things and other people want those things too, how they resolve this problem is completely up to them.
The truth has been told at the end. "We should never take peace for granted". The people who believe the world will become a fairyland and everyone will live happily ever after then they should learn from the human histories that human always seek war and crime against each other. It's not always only about other country or religion but also war can happen in between same communities or tribal groups which are known as civil war. Men are always just too cruel to embrace peace.
+Youman 2201 the reason why I'm not going to tell you why you are wrong is because I already know exactly what you are going to say. You are a conspiracy theorist, you don't list to facts or realist so no matter what I say you will deny it. This it's a waste of my time. If you give up your fictitious beliefs in conspiracy theories I'll be happy to tell you, but knowing your type, that will never happen. All you are doing is dodging the topic. Provide any proof of any of your claims and I will address it. So far you have done nothing but spew idoicy and ad hominem. You are the one who keep trying to derail the conversation. so do you want to defend your beliefs or are you a coward?
+Youman 2201 first off, different buildings are built in different way (duh) so they arnt going to all burn the same. Also the grenfell building didn't have a plane crash into it with a ton of jet fuel. You also have answered any of my questions I asked before, and if the only argument you can make is about my sure of the word your, than thats pathetic, and not an argument. Plus my IQ which you don't know, doesn't change the facts I have presented, nice try at an ad hominem, very mature. An no, there were no bombs in the WTC and if there is, provide proof.
You have yet to provide any proof for any claim you have made Including your first one. And I refuse to try to explain the basic logic behind why your original comment is bullshit to a conspiracy theorist. So untill the 9-11 this is resolved, that's the topic, and don't try to dodge it.
Really like the "small" message at the beginning. As democracies emerged, suddenly those countries hardly ever get into conflict with each other. There has been enough war, citizens of this planet don't want it again. Live in peace, and build a better world instead.
The USA has been at war for 222 years of its existence. But they just take after their dear old dad, we Brits have been in so many conflicts it would be nearly impossible to count them all. So... Uh... What is it that makes a rogue state a rogue state, again?
+castello west Oh not to mention that the whole idea of a Military industrial complex is pretty much as ridiculous as claim 9-11 was an inside job. Anyone with a basic understanding of our government structure, economics or military spending know that a MIC is impossible in our current system(BTW im not denying that there are problems with the system, there are, just not what you think). you are honestly the most pathetically ignorant person i have ever met.
+castello west What the hell kind of sources are these? these have 0 credibility. hell one of your source is a fucking forum post on a sports page that got -7 points? This is pathetic. I dont understand how who owns the economist changes anything in this conversation. Also why do you assume I'm a trump supporter? are you a child? BTW alt media means nothing if it is not credible. you have provided 0 evidence to support any claim you have made, and yet every claim can be disproved by a 30 second google search.
+Capras12 All of the news we see is about your orange buddy in charge. They won't even talk about why in the hell he is fucking with the agreement in Iran. We are kept in the dark unless you go to alternative media. Are you still in kindergarten?
Wasn't there a pew research thing that said that more people viewed the US as more of a security threat than China or Russia. Maybe it has something to do with how neither country has a "habit" of doing illegal interventions, or arming terrorists.
Russia did meddle in Ukraine, Georgia. It's now openly having "talks" with the Taliban and allegedly arming and funding them to replace US/NATO in Afghanistan, just like it's almost done in the Middle East.
China meddles in India-Pakistan conflict and has a bunch of rogue States under its protection which it directly supports and funds, like Pakistan, North Korea, etc.
No one is clean in this race.
All three present their own threats, Russia sells to anyone, we just offer a better price. China will intervene with debt traps, maybe they're more legal, but equally disruptive. China and Russia have as little ethics as the US
You are right. People are now not much of a big fan of western nations. People are getting scared of the power of the west possesses. Fear is a good factor to control people but it can be used to control everything for forever. At one point or another people will just fight back or turn into rebel.
Not sure of how the stats r compiled. But clearly war zones and war ravaged civilian population (and displaced refugees) have both exapnded greatly these last 18 years. Out of sight surely should not mean out of mind. It s offensive to wave misleading statistics in a self congratualting way in front of the refugees and civilians of Afghanistan, syria, iraq, libya, Yemen, and kashmir. Wait, there is a theme here....
+chf gbp My problem is you are unfairly criticizing this for presenting misinformation when it is not. Yes the number of IDPs and refuges has jumped a lot in the last 30 so years, is due to more factors than just combat, and the fact that most wars now are civil or insurgencies. Also there is the simple fact that we are keeping track of IDPs now more than ever before so the past data is flawed at best. And it might shock you, but battle related deaths includes civilians! And its pretty pathetic that you resort to insulting my character rather than having a shred of maturity.
+Capras12 : over the course of human history. Yes. But that s not saying anything new. What Matters to us IS the current trend, i.e say last 30 years? War related refugee number certainly sored in recent years. The video said itself that the pattern of new wars IS that causualties r overwhelmingly civilian. I.e. combat deaths IS no longer capturing the real picture. I suggested a list of measures as potentially relevant. What is your problem?
+chf gbp you must be truly stupid to not understand that their is a strong connection between battle deaths and IDPs this is all well recorded and studied information. If you doubt it, do your own reaseach before you reached a biased and completely inaccurate/ignorant opinion on the matter
None of the statistics presented are false. If you just look at history you can clearly see a trend towards peace. These stats are complied by their parties unrealted to the waring nation. IDPs are well documented as well. Their is no doubt that violence has declined
+Capras12 Do you know about the slavery of your government and policy makers to the cancer illegal state Zionist Israel? Can you fool people think why you could even criticize god but never the zionist Israel?
+Fernando Valdez I never said that most media is conservative don't put words in my mouth, that's dishonest. And no, conservative media is not mostly near the truth, it depends on the news sources itself, exactly the same with liberal media, each side has good and bad media. But from your assumptions of liberals, I have a hard time believing that you even try to understand their side as you are too caught up in the us VS them mentality.
+Fernando Valdez conservatisum has nothing to do with it. Its normal people vs pissy hippies. If you ask any regular liberal, they will tell you that war is an important tool. Just because you media says all the liberals are like that doesn't mean that's true. Instead of assuming people's believes because that's what you are told, you should go and actually talk to them. People like you are the reason for the political division.
Capras12. Well since conservatives know that wars are useful to destroy autocracies. It makes sense to say that wars and autocracies will fall as long as there are conservative people in democratic nations to say “we need a strong military.”
Do you have any proof for this claim? Or do you like to feed false information to further widen the gap between parties. Any person who thinks their party alone is the only reasonable ones is not only retarded but activity degrading our society.
The only one real treat to the world is a global US aggression. US starting wars and threaten "rogue states" tho they have no other option but military defence.
У Каддафи и Хусейна не было ядерной бомбы - вы уничтожили их. Ким Чен Ын имеет ядерную бомбу и вы поджали хвост. Ассада бы тоже уничтожили если бы не поддержка России, у которой ядерная бомба кушать. Угроза нападения США и оси зла НАТО вот что разгоняет милитаризм и ядерную гонку в мире.
Capras12 your right he didn’t, he only dismantled puppets who were put in years before, saddam was chosen by the USA, the taliban was a armed resistance against the soviets, gadaffi was put in power by the British and the us, do you see the trend? When there work is complete they discarded! Anyways Fox News keeps you heavily informed, good bye, your friend from the U.K.
+Master Set Ossetia isn't a UN mandated country and is not internationally recognised. Georgia, just like Serbia, was invaded whether you like it or not. UN peacekeepers are only their to ensure Russia doesn't invade anymore territory, just like in Cyprus, or anymore violence to occur. Russia once again annexed/puppeted the territory of another Soverign state. It isnt evil, it's power.
You can't just disrespect the Sovereign right of a nation and hold a referendum AFTER you invaded. Russian forces evicted UKRANIAN troops from their own military bases. No shot happened because Ukraine would undoubtedly lose.
Donbas and Lugansk are both states that funnily enough have large amounts of "Russian volunteers" fighting. If the Baltic states weren't part of NATO they would have been invaded because they have a "high Russian population".
+vks_ Geoprgia bopmbed civillans in even smaller country - Ossetia. Tere were also Russian UN mandated peacekeepers there, who are suffered alopngside with a civilian Ossetians. So Russia retaliated top make Georgia stop genocide. That's it. Just use logic. Russia CRUSHED Geoprgia. But no territory was taken. No repparations. Noting. So what the point for Russia to attack? Because it EVIL? Don't be silly.
As of Cremia - there was no single shot there. Our troops were there by the contract with Ukrain. Cremia pepole made a referendum and returned to Russia peacefully and rightfully. Not a SINGLE shot.
And as of Donbas and Lugansk - there is brutal civil war there now. Why? Because there is NO Russian troops there. If they where it would be ended just like with Georgia. But Putin chose not to start war. He is more cautious than Medvedev who was a president in 2008.
+Master Set Well mad. You must be going against Putin because even he says there are Russian troops in Crimea 🤔 weird.
Yes, im sure Georgia. A tiny nation with a tiny army would start a war with its most powerful neighbour 🙄
The USA at least has accountability from her populace. In Russia they support Putin like he's a Tsar.
+Louison Boucher Ok where to start. So yes, we unfortunately supply Saudi Arabia with weapons, but we cant control what they do with them, and unfortunately geopolitics is complicated so you can just stop doing that all of a sudden. Also, have you ever even seen which weapons the terrorists use? I would bet less than a percent is american made and the vast majority of those weapons have been stolen or captured from fallen troops.
Indirectly terrorists receive weapons from the US, UK, France... as these countries provide Saudi Arabia. It has been proved that some sunnites terrorists groups got some back up from Saudi Arabia in order to fight extremists shiites groups (supported by Iran).
Besides that, Saudi Arabia is also using those weapons in the Yemen's civil war, but this time without going through terrorists groups.
So yes America and all weapons sellers are involved in modern wars even though it's 5000 km away. Point is : Would these wars be softer without a sofisticated weapons supply ? Not frankly sure.
+Josh Topham the us does not supply terrorists in any modern conflict. The biggest supplier for them is Iran, saudi Arabia and maybe (probably unintentionally) Russia and China. Why would the US give arms to the people we are fighting?
Capras12 who gives that Saudis missiles and provides them heli- carriers to deploy their jets from so that they could bomb Syria, Iraq and Yemen. The U.S is response for most of the war deaths since WW2
I don't want a war.
My continent break through 2 of the most horrific war in less than a century.
I want to keep leaving peacefully with my German neighbour.
Drink some sangria on the Spain terrace of Barcelona.
Have a few words with my Brits cousin...
I want to leave in peace in my Europe.
#hymne à la joie.
We should all try to avoid war but sometimes diplomacy fails or some threats need to be dealt with on the battlefield. We are sometimes dragged into deadly conflict. We should be glad of the relative "peace" of our world and do our best to preserve and improve it.
these proxy wars are very symbolic, its like standing up to bullying. just one time standing up to a bully is all it takes then they get the message, adn teh world needs to be reminded democracy will stand up for itself..and dictators around the world are always testing that becuase of mans ambition
Is war an evil? - Yes, it is.
Is it necessary? - No, it isn't.
Wars may result in huge social and cultural changes and these may be good. The two world wars resulted in the advancement of democracy and in the affirmation of human rights. However, we don't know for sure whether those advancements would have still occurred without the sacrifice of 40 million lives.
Someone might even argue that wars help to keep under control the world population when it gets too large, but that too can be achieved through demographic control policies.
ALI PALA you are mistaken but let me guess you been paid from erdogun regime or you have no idea where you live. ERDAL MART ADALI Russia hasn’t invaded formally to those regions but turkey has formally invaded and holds ground to Syria because of the Kurds, to Cyprus and to Greece - Imia among others and in general turkey has war across all its borders and within its borders. Guys you have not even internet but only erdogan’s news channels to be informed from. I feel sorry for you!!!
+Piotr B I wouldnt discount them all triggering at the same time. Unlikely of course, but if the power of the USA is off handling one enemy. It may neglect to defend its allies defending against another.
Democracy is the key to eternal peace and prosperity. Geopolitical players must step up to prevent the Red tide from the east. Until a more capable government takes hold in America, Britain or Germany, I’d nominate France to lead the free world to victory. They have a liberal and prosperous nation with a strong foreign presence and generally very good 3rd world relations, unlike the US, as well as UN veto power. This is hard for me, as a Brit, to say, but...VIVA LA FRANCE!
+NathansHVAC Do you by any chance believe that 9-11 was an inside job? because that the level of stupid conspiracy we are taking about here... oh, and please cite any reliable source that supports your claim.. ill wait... probably forever
Who wants 7 trillion dollars a year to fund the United Nations to create one world communist state? The excuse is to save the planet from cheap energy. Who supports globalism? Who wants universities to oppress press free speech? I can tell you it isn't strong men.
Why celebrate LGBT Pride? The history of oppression for LGBT persons has centered around notions of appropriateness/normality and invisibility. LGBT persons have often lost their families, their friends, their employment and their lives because others have deemed the way they love to be inappropriate or abnormal. Our society has a strong sense of gendered normality: Men do x and women do Y. Indeed, who we are allowed to love has historically been linked to that which is deemed appropriate for our gender. When an individual chooses to live with integrity, as an authenticate person, despite the societal dangers of doing so, they exemplify Pride; that is worthy of celebration. The freedom possessed by todays lgbt students was made possible by the courage and strength of individuals who refused to feel shame for who they were and Who lived authentically and openly, winning straight allies along the way. Instead of lamenting the paucity of role models living authentically when we, as educators, were in school, perhaps we are called to be the role model we wished we had had! Now, and every day, is the time for Pride!
Professor of LGBTQ Studies.
May 22nd is Education Support Professionals Day!!
As educators, we know the crucial role played by the thousands of paraprofessionals, office workers, bus drivers, custodians and maintenance staff in our schools and/or Community Colleges. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a school going for one day without ESPs.
When we talk about strengthening our schools, we need to strengthen everyone who works within them. Along with recruiting and retaining quality teachers, we must recruit and retain quality education support professionals. To do that, it certainly means providing decent wages and benefits to the people who spend their days making sure our students are safe, well fed and learning.