04 March 2011

New Armed Conflict Resource!

The Global Governance Monitor is a product of CFR’s International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program. They have online interactive modules on Nuclear Proliferation, Finance, Oceans, Climate Change, Public Health, and now - most recently - Armed Conflict. Though interstate wars have been on the decline since the 1990s, civil armed conflicts remain a pernicious problem. More than a quarter of a million people around the world die each year in armed conflicts.

The Global Governance Monitor's new interactive module illustrates the range of conflict prevention, peacekeeping, and rebuilding problems. They have a mini-documentary video on the challenge of conflict prevention,and several other interactive multimedia guides, including:

  • An interactive map detailing violent conflicts worldwide, as well as the corresponding international agencies attempting to reduce the violence.
  • A mini-documentary showing the obstacles to improving conflict prevention and response.
  • An interactive timeline tracing the history of initiatives seeking to mitigate violent conflict, from 1814 through the present.
  • An issue brief summarizing the status of the multilateral conflict prevention and response regime (including gaps and related U.S. policy).
  • A matrix cataloging all relevant international agreements, mechanisms, institutions, and initiatives, including coverage, strengths, and shortcomings.
  • A list of resources, including foundational texts, essential documents, recent articles, and relevant CFR scholars on the subject.

A very worthwhile effort from CFR's IIGG. Please make time to take a look HERE.