At an event in May, President Obama noted: “The world is less violent than it has ever been.” It might seem difficult to reconcile this sentiment with daily horrors in the Middle East, terrorist attacks and other media-hyped doom and gloom. But he’s right: Though violent conflicts still happen around the world, the broad trend lines are all in the right direction.
While there will always be extreme cases like the violence in Syria, today’s conflicts in general have lower levels of violence.
The number of conflicts, whether between states or within them, has fallen dramatically in recent decades. Between 1990-2014, …read more
Source: Cato Institute