resource was created to introduce the interested reader to the background of
and the basic data about various ethnic, religious, ideological and
territorial conflicts as well as other security challenges that may lead to
the development of political instability and global insecurity.
complexities of international policy since the end of the Cold War,
multiple armed conflicts accompanied by ethnic cleansing and atrocities,
aggravation of nationalism and intolerance are only some of the reasons
that demonstrate how important it is to understand the nature of these
contains articles and brochures on the most troubled areas of the world
marked by ethnic and religious conflicts, disputed borders and conflicting
historical myths, graphic charts explaining political systems of various
countries and articles covering the most dramatic modern conflicts.
Some of the
texts, charts and maps posted on the sites of this resource are quite
unique and cannot be found anywhere else on the net. They were created as a
result of a laborious research using and combining the variety of books and
other sources some of which are out of print. All articles, maps and charts are copyright protected and may not be
duplicated without permission of their authors.