Sunday, November 30, 2008

Terrorism on the Decline?

Latest from the Human Security Report Project:
Challenging the expert consensus that the threat of global terrorism is increasing, the Human Security Brief 2007 reveals a sharp net decline in the incidence of terrorist violence around the world.

Fatalities from terrorism have declined by some 40 percent, while the loose-knit terror network associated with Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda has suffered a dramatic collapse in popular support throughout the Muslim world.

The Brief also describes and analyses the extraordinary, but largely unnoticed, positive change in sub-Saharan Africa's security landscape. The number of conflicts being waged in the region more than halved between 1999 and 2006; the combat toll dropped by 98 percent.

Finally, the Brief updates the findings of the 2005 Human Security Report, and demonstrates that the decline in the total number of armed conflicts and combat deaths around the world has continued. The number of military coups has also continued decline, as have the number of campaigns of deadly violence waged against civilians.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Chuck said...

Terrorism is down? This is clearly George Bush's fault.

Monday, December 01, 2008 5:29:00 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

I am not ready to celebrate yet.

Monday, December 01, 2008 8:49:00 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

That's all well and good but it is NOT time to let our guard down for even a moment.

BZ

Monday, December 01, 2008 4:41:00 PM  
Blogger Tapline said...

I'm with all the rest of the commenters....too early....I am curious about Iraq's future with this administration......stay well....

Monday, December 01, 2008 8:14:00 PM  

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