Canadian Study Reports New Threats to Global Security but Reveals Encouraging Long-Term Trends

The new Human Security Report (Report) from the Human Security Report Project at Simon Fraser University argues that long-term trends are reducing the risks of both international and civil wars. The Report, which is funded by the governments of Canada, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom and will be published by Oxford University Press,…



Comprehensive Study Finds Incidence of Terrorism Declining Around the World

Terrorism Fatalities Decline as Muslim Support for al-Qaeda Terror Network Plummets Number of Wars and Death Tolls in Africa Down Dramatically Since 1999 NEW YORK—Challenging the expert consensus that the threat of global terrorism is increasing, a new report from the Canadian research team that produced the much-cited Human Security Report in 2005, reveals a…



Report on Political Violence Finds Global Wars Still Declining-with Dramatic Decrease in Africa

Notwithstanding the escalating violence in Iraq and the widening war in Darfur, the Human Security Brief 2006 a new report from the Human Security Centre at the University of British Columbia, reveals that, from the beginning of 2002 to the end of 2005, the number of wars being fought around the world dropped significantly. By…



Study Shows Major Declines in Armed Conflicts, Genocides, Human Rights Abuse, Military Coups and International Crises

This Unheralded Decline Is Linked to a Dramatic Increase in UN Conflict Prevention and Peace Building Efforts. NEW YORK—Confounding conventional wisdom, a major new report reveals that all forms of political violence, except international terrorism, have declined worldwide since the early 1990s. Supported by five governments, published by Oxford University Press and released today, the…



Greatest Source of Wartime Sexual Violence Ignored

The 2012 Human Security Report sheds new light on the human costs of war. It argues that widely held beliefs about wartime sexual violence and the impact of war on education are one-sided and sometimes flat-out wrong. The study, produced by a research team at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada, critically appraises the mainstream…



The Human Security Brief 2007

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…