Armed conflict throughout the world has been declining over the past decade, according to the Canadian research group, Project Ploughshares.
Many of the current wars still underway around the globe get little, if any, coverage in America’s mainstream media. And that may actually be a good thing, as Project Ploughshares Executive Director John Seibert explains.
The most recent report on global wars shows none continuing anywhere in the western hemisphere, but there’s a less obvious downside to what at first blush looks like good news.
The research of Project Ploughshares forms the basis of the recent documentary film, Soldiers of Peace which will be shown Sunday afternoon at the Glaser Center in Santa Rosa as part of a local observation of the International Day of Peace . Click on nthe icon below to see a graph of the number of armed conflicts tallied by Project Ploughshares each year over the past decade.
You can also read the Project Ploughshares annual report here, and watch the trailer for Soldiers of Peace here: