The New Faces of Violence and War: Peace and Security Challenges
In this recent article, Mariano Aguirre, Director of the Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre in Oslo, examines the complex and unpredictable challenges to peace and security.
Excerpt: The new vision on war, low intensity armed conflicts and violence is increasingly based on the inter-relation among different factors that generate the use of force. This is not a new approach, but is is the way that has been adopted, and there are several factors that are considered direct or indirect roots of conflicts as poverty, climate change, scarce resources and lack of democracy and representation are aggravating the competition for political power, territories, natural resources and cultural hegemonies among different countries and particular communal groups.
Posted on 14/01/10