- Armament and disarmament
- Conflict, peace and security
- Peace and development
LOTTA HARBOM AND PETER WALLENSTEEN
Appendix 2A presents data on the patterns of major armed conflicts in the period 1990–2004. In 2004 there were 19 major armed conflicts in 17 locations. The majority of the conflicts were fought in Africa and Asia (six in each region), and three were registered for the Middle East, three for the Americas and one for Europe. All the conflicts were intra-state, although external states contributed regular troops to three conflicts: in Rwanda, where Burundi contributed troops on the side of the Rwandan Government; in the conflict between the USA and al-Qaeda, where a number of states contributed troops to a multinational coalition supporting the US Government; and in Iraq, where the US-led coalition contributed troops to the Iraqi interim government. Three new conflicts were registered for 2004: Rwanda, Iraq and Uganda. Both the number of conflicts and the number of conflict locations in 2004 were lower than in 2003, when there were 20 major armed conflicts in 18 locations.
UPPSALA CONFLICT DATA PROGRAM
Appendix 2B explains the definitions, sources and methods for the data collection presented in appendix 2A. [PDF]