Dec 01, 2012 1 Comment
There’s war in Afghanistan, a crisis in the Gaza Strip and percolating conflicts across sub-Saharan Africa. But for politicial scientists, that’s actually the good news.
The fact is, global conflicts have been on a downward trend for the last half-century. And now, a group of researchers in Norway says their data indicates that the future could be even more peaceful.
In a paper soon to be published in International Studies Quarterly, Håvard Hegre, a professor of political science at the University of Oslo, claims that the number of ongoing conflicts will be halved by 2050 — with the greatest decrease coming in the Middle East.
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I love me some Norwegians (I am one, after all), but these folks are nuts.
They are not taking into account the will, the spirit, the very essence of what propels the WarMonger Nation the U.S. has devolved into.
Until and unless we Wage Peace, fiercely, they win!