Violent conflict constitutes the defining foreign policy challenge of our time.
The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts and The Pearson Global Forum are examining societies and people fractured by conflict. We are asking empirically relevant questions. We are employing rigorous research methodologies. And by collaborating with partners and policymakers, we can inform public policy. Our goal is simple but ambitious: to reduce human suffering and create a world more at peace.
A new peak of 82 active non-state conflicts was recorded in 2017 and fatalities have increased concurrently.
Uppsala Conflict Data Program
Conflicts drive 80% of all humanitarian needs and reduce gross domestic product (GDP) growth by two percentage points per year, on average.
The World Bank
During this decade, the number of civilian deaths in violent conflicts has doubled.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)