2009/2010 Report in the News

See media coverage of the January 2010 launch of the Shrinking Costs of War.

English language media

Hartcher, Peter. ""Wars Wane: Is the World really Falling into Peace?." The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 January 2012.

Lemmon, Gayle Tzemach. ""Angelina Jolie's Film Bears Witness to Rape in War." CNN, 4 January 2012.

Buxbaum, Peter A. ""Engaging Non-State Armed Groups." ISN Insights, 29 December 2011.

Cohen, Michael. ""Peace in the Post-Cold War World." The Atlantic, 15 December 2011.

Mustich, Emma. ""Writers Choose their Favorite Books of 2011." Salon, 9 December 2011.

Pinker, Steven. "Books of the Year 2011 ." The Guardian, 25 November 2011.

The Charleston Gazette. "Veterans Day Quotes ." 11 November 2011.

The Charleston Gazette. "Waste: $1 Trillion Military." 1 November 2011.

The Charleston Gazette. "Hopeful: Life is Improving ." 28 October 2011.

Pinker, Steven. "Decline of Violence: Taming the Devil Within Us." Nature, 19 October 2011.

Cohen, Michael. "Tilting at Windmills." Foreign Policy, 7 October 2011.

Barnett, Thomas. "The New Rules: Credit the U.S., Not the U.N., for More Peaceful World." World Politics Review, 19 September 2011.

Cohen, Michael. "Don't Listen to Romney: America Is Safer Than Ever." The Atlantic, 12 September 2011.

Walker, Philip. ""Two Plus Two Equals Five." Foreign Policy, 17 August 2011.

The Christian Science Monitor. "The Peace Industry Can Win its War." 16 August 2011.

Kenny, Charles. "Iron Curtain Call." Foreign Policy, 28 February 2011.

Colvin, Mark. "World Not as Dangerous as It Seems: Conflict Expert." ABC News, 23 February 2011.

Eichblatt, Sam. " Sharks, Bombs, Burglars All in a Day's Worry." New Zealand Herald, 9 January 2011.

Healy, Gene. "Ours is a Most Peaceful Era." Washington Examiner, 3 January 2011.

Japan Times, "A Year of Living Dangerously," 31 December 2010.

Gardner, Dan. "Dan Gardner: Castro Lives to Defy Another Pundit." National Post, 31 December 2010.
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Pugliese, Dave. "Report Gives Overview of the State of the World's Security." Ottawa Citizen, 24 December 2010.

Democratic Leadership Council, "The World Has Become More Peaceful," 22 December 2010.

Ritchey, Diane. "Is the World Actually Getting Safer? One Study Says So..." Security Magazine, 21 December 2010.

Chase, Jefferson. "New Study Concludes the World is Actually Getting Safer." Deutsche Welle, 19 December 2010.

Chase, Jefferson. "Human Security Report: War is Getting Less Frequent and Less Deadly." Deutsche Welle, 17 December 2010.

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, "Human Security: Causes of Peace in the 21st Century," 13 December 2010.

Mendes, Errol P. "Wikileaks vs. the Human Security Report." Embassy, 8 December 2010.

Reilly, William M. "Int'l Study Shows World in Better Shape than Feared; but Wars Threaten." Xinhua (China View), 3 December 2010.
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The Associated Press. "Report Says War Waning in Muslim World." The Washington Post, 2 December 2010.
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Deutsche-Presse Agentur. "Study: New Conflicts Are Shorter, Less Deadly." Earth Times, 2 December 2010.
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Simon Fraser University, "Study: Trends Show Reduced Risk of War," 2 December 2010.

United Nations Department of Public Information, "Press Conference on 2009/2010 Human Security Report," 2 December 2010.

German language media

Deutsche-Presse Agentur. "Mehr Länder im Krieg, aber weniger Opfer (More countries at war, but fewer victims)." Westfälische Nachrichten, 3 December 2010.
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French language media

The Associated Press. "Les conflits armés dans les pays musulmans ont diminué depuis 20 ans (Armed conflict in Muslim countries has declined for 20 years)." MSN Actualités, 2 December 2010.
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Italian language media

Robecco, Valeria. "Onu: Guerre in calo del 78% negli ultimi 20 anni (UN: War down 78% in the last 20 years)." Quotidiano.net, 2 December 2010.

Spanish language media

EFE Spanish News Agency, "El riesgo de nuevas guerras cae por globalización y democracia, según informe (The Risk of New Wars, Globalization and Democracy Drops, Report Says)," 2 December 2010.
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Sullivan, Andrew. "An Era of Relative Peace?" The Atlantic: The Daily Dish, 4 January 2011.

Griswold, Daniel. "Free Trade's 'Peace Dividend'." Cato@Liberty, 23 December 2010.

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog. "Annual Reports: Development, Human Security, Humanitarian Response, Migration." Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog, 6 December 2010.

Axe, David. "Human Security Report Charts an Outbreak of Peace." Offiziere.ch, 3 December 2010.
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Seguridad en Perspectiva. "Reporte sobre seguridad humana 2009-2010," 3 December 2010.

Tötterman-Andorff, Petra. "Human Security Report 2009/2010 - Petra Tötterman Andorff: Agendas for the peace movement [.doc]." Internationella Kvinnoförbundet för Fred och Frihet (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), Sweden, 3 December 2010.

Albon, Christopher. "2009-10 Human Security Report Released." Conflict Health, 2 December 2010.

UN Direct. "USG Amos Heads to Pakistan, Canadian University Launches Human Security Report, SG Speaks Out Against Clashes in Darfur and More From UN Direct." UN Dispatch, 2 December 2010.
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