After the Cold War: Emerging Patterns of Armed Conflict 1989—94

  title={After the Cold War: Emerging Patterns of Armed Conflict 1989—94},
  author={Peter Wallensteen and Margareta Sollenberg},
  journal={Journal of Peace Research},
  pages={345 - 360}
Contrary to popular belief, the number of armed conflicts has not been rising continuously after the end of the Cold War. This article reports on global armed conflict in the period 1989-94. In 1994 there were actually fewer active armed conflicts than in any other year in this six-year period. The same is true for wars, whereas conflicts at an intermediate level of intensity have increased. The overall reduction was observed also in Europe, which had experienced a strong increase in the number… 
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