Friday, January 4, 2019

Wars and conflicts around the world


Strategy Page has published its latest update on wars, conflicts and disturbances currently in progress around the world, some very hot, others less so.  It includes the following:
  • Afghanistan
  • Algeria
  • Balkans
  • Central Asia
  • Chad
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Congo
  • Ethiopia
  • India-Pakistan
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Israel
  • Korea
  • Kurdish War
  • Libya
  • Mali
  • Mexico
  • Myanmar
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Russia
  • Rwanda/Burundi
  • Somalia
  • Sudan
  • Syria
  • Thailand
  • Uganda
  • Yemen
Ukraine isn't listed, but is covered under Russia.

Those who think that the world is a peaceful place, filled with sweetness and light . . . clearly haven't been paying attention.

Peter

7 comments:

Judy said...

Just saying, we humans haven't been at peace since Cain and Abel.

HMS Defiant said...

I think you forgot the US war on drugs and US war on Poverty. Plus all those other moral equivalents of war like global warming. :)

Antibubba said...

How many of those wars have US involvement? How many have US "advisors" on the ground?

Nuke Warrior said...

Just an observation, but of list presented, only Korea, possibly Mexico, Russia, and possibly Thailand don't seem to involve Muslims as major players.

HMS Defiant said...

For Nuke Warrior,
Last time I was in Thailand it was at direction of CINCPAC and we were forbidden to go any further south than Sonkhkla. The muslim terrorists were very active south of there twixt the Malay border and next northern city of real people. Like the PI, the muslims make themselves the problem everywhere they are and when their are no christians, they turn on each other in a heartbeat.

Will said...

Antibubba:

I've read recently that we have troops of some sort of numbers in 150 nations. I didn't think that many existed!

Nuke Warrior:

if you count places with Muslim terrorist activity, it would be easier to list the ones that don't have it (yet).

McChuck said...

All of these conflicts involve Muslims on one or both (all) sides except China, Colombia, Korea, and Mexico.

China's oppression of the Muslim Uighurs doesn't count as a serious enough conflict to merit mention in the summary.