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UCDP: fatalities in organised violence still decreasing

Press Releases   •   Jun 18, 2018 07:00 BST

​New data from the Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP), Uppsala University shows that the number of fatalities in organised violence decreased for the third consecutive year. In 2017, almost 90,000 deaths were recorded by UCDP, a decrease of 32% compared to the latest peak in 2014. The most significant drop took place in Syria.

​First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

​First public forecasts from ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2018 10:24 BST

The challenges of preventing, mitigating, and adapting to largescale political violence are daunting, particularly when violence escalates where it is not expected. With funding from the European Research Council, ViEWS: a political Violence Early-Warning System is developing a system that is rigorous, data-based, and publicly available to researchers and the international community.

The same psychological mechanism explains violence among Muslim and Western extremists

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 08:46 GMT

Why do some Westerners attack Muslim minorities and asylum seekers and why do some Muslims support and engage in terror against the West? New research suggests that the reasons for such extreme behaviour might be the same in both groups. The results have now been published in the European Journal of Social Psychology.

​UCDP peace researchers: Was 2017 the end of IS?

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2018 09:31 GMT

When peace researchers at Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) summarize the conflict situation for the world in 2017, much focus is on the so-called Islamic State, IS. During the year, both Iraq and Syria claimed that IS had been defeated. Does the weakening of IS mean that the trend of large numbers of battle-related deaths in the world is ending?

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Map from UCDP.

Map from UCDP.

License Creative Commons Attribution, no derivatives
Photographer / Source UCDP, Uppsala University

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