CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2017

In 2017, the HIIK introduces a new category of texts called ‘spotlights’. These short articles complement the well-established conflict descriptions by presenting additional information on certain conflicts as well as their influence on political realities. The Spotlights are supposed to underline the HIIK’s purpose of combining quantitative conflict measurement with qualitative approaches. Light will be ...


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2016

This year, the HIIK officially introduces the new conflict type “transstate”, which refers to conflicts involving both state and non-state actors while meeting the criteria for a political conflict for at least two sovereign states. This methodological innovation comes as a re- sponse to the new empirical realities of the present decade, which could not be captured anymore by the existing state-centric typology.


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2015

In this 24th edition of the annual Conflict Barometer, the HIIK provides a broad account of the world’s conflict dynamics in 2015 on different levels of violence. Burundi, Yemen, Turkey, and the Philippines saw a sharp increase in violence and a total of 19 full-scale wars was observed on all continents. In contrast, with the de-escalation of the Indo-Pakistani conflict, the world witnessed no highly ...


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2014

The ”Heidelberger Institut für Internationale Konfliktforschung (HIIK)” was founded on May 15, 1990 after it had started off as a project on conflict analysis financed by the ”Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)” and the ”Gesellschaft für Mathematik und Datenverarbeitung (GMD)” in 1988. Inspired by David Singer of the University of Michigan, the HIIK began to collect systematic data on national and …


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2013

With the Conflict Barometer 2013, the HIIK presents its 22nd annual overview of political conflicts worldwide. In this publication, we offer extensive information on actors, items, intensities, and the regional distribution of a total of 414 observed conflicts. In our Global Conflict Panorama, we give an overview of the developments in 2013, followed by sections for each of the five world regions. Prior to …


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2012

In 2012, a total of 396 conflicts was counted, marking a rise by nine compared to 2011. among these were eighteen wars and 25 limited wars, amounting to 43 highly violent conflicts. ano- ther 165 conflicts were classified as violent crises. The number of wars compared to last year’s all-time high of twenty decreased by two. however, the number of limited wars rose by six and the number of violent crises ...


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2011

Between December 2010 and December 2011, a total of 388 conflicts were observed. Among these were twenty wars and eighteen limited wars, amounting to 38 highly violent conflicts. Another 148 conflicts were classified as violent crises, thereby exceeding last year’s all-time high. The remaining 202 conflicts were conducted without violent means, with 87 conflicts being judged as non-violent crises and 115 …


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CONFLICT BAROMETER - 2010

In 2010, a total of 363 conflicts were observed. Among these were six wars and 22 severe crises, amounting to 28 highly violent conflicts, i.e. conflicts fought out with the use of massive violence. Sporadic violence occurred in 126 conflicts, which were therefore classified as crises. The remaining 209 conflicts were conducted without the use of violent force, with 109 conflicts being classified as latent and …


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