October 17, 2005

Wars 'less frequent, less deadly'

"Wars around the world are both less frequent and less deadly since the end of the Cold War, a new report claims."

"The report credits intervention by the United Nations, plus the end of colonialism and the Cold War, as the main reasons for the decline in conflict."

"The UK and France have fought the most international wars since 1946, followed by the US and Soviet Union/Russia, the study found."

BBC NEWS Posted by Martin Sewell at October 17, 2005 11:19 PM