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The Decline in Global Violence Reality or Myth?

28 Feb 2014

Press Release: Embargoed to 1100 EST 3 March 2014

In 2011, Harvard University’s Steven Pinker asserted that, “we may be living in the most peaceful era in our species’ existence.”

In 2012, Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff claimed that today’s world has become, “more dangerous than it has ever been.”

NEW YORK—These statements illuminate the deep gulf between those who believe that the world has become much less war–prone, and the pessimists who argue the contrary—that the global security environment has become ever more dangerous.

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