Conflicts worldwide, by region and intensity of conflict 2018

This statistic shows the number of conflicts worldwide in 2018, by region and intensity of conflict. In 2018, there were 30 disputes and 26 non-violent conflicts in Asia and Oceania which were classified as having a "low intensity". According to the source, the classifications "high intensity", "medium intensity" and "low intensity" are defined as follows:
Low intensity conflicts are non-violent crises or disputes, medium intensity conflicts are violent crises and high intensity conflicts are limited wars and wars in general.

Number of conflicts worldwide in 2018, by region and intensity of conflict

DisputeNon-violent conflictViolent crisisLimited warWar
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Release date

February 2019



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Supplementary notes

The source defines a conflict as follows: "a political conflict is a positional difference, regarding values relevant to a society (the conflict items), between at least two decisive and directly involved actors, which is being carried out using observable and interrelated conflict measures that lie outside established regulatory procedures and threaten core state functions, the international order or hold our the prospect to do so."

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