World Conflicts Author:Patrick Brogan World Conflicts is the most authoritative source of information on current world conflicts. — There have been more than one hundred wars since 1945, killing well over twenty million people. About fifty countries in the world today are faced with war, rebellion, foreign intervention or terrorism. The first edition of World Conflicts (1988) predict... more »ed the collapse of Communism in Europe and the Soviet Union. The second edition (1992) dealt with the consequences of those events and the beginnings of the wars in the former Yugoslavia. This third edition brings up to date the wars in Bosnia, Africa, Asia, the Middle East and Central Asia.
World Conflicts provides the essential facts about current major armed conflicts around the world, from the Burmese revolution and terrorism in Northern Ireland to the war in the Gulf and civil conflict in Bosnia. It gives a concise history of each conflict, an account of the participants and their backers, an assessment of the present balance of forces and the degree of popular support, portraits of the major players in the conflict and an estimate of their future course. It also provides a full list of wars, coups and assassinations since World War II.« less