Detailed information from the families of those killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and from local sources on strikes that have targeted mourners and rescue workers provides credible new evidence that the majority of the deaths in the drone war in...
In armed conflicts, the civilian casualty ratio (also civilian death ratio, civilian-combatant ratio, etc.) is the ratio of civilian casualties to combatant casualties, or total casualties. The measurement can apply either to casualties inflicted by or to a particular belligerent, casualties inflicted in one aspect or arena of a conflict or to casualties in the conflict as a whole.
Although it's estimated at least 1 million people died in the Mexican Revolution, most died from disease and hunger as an indirect result of the war. Combat deaths are generally agreed to have totaled about 250,000. According to Eckhardt, these included 125,000 civilian deaths and 125,000 military deaths, creating a civilian-combatant death ratio of 1:1 among combat deaths.
"Globally, some 600,000 to 800,000 people are trafficked across international borders each year, according to a 2007 report from the U.S. State Department. Of that number, more than 70% are female and half are children. However, a 2009 United Nations report stated that around 20% of all trafficking victims are children."
After months of opposing the European Union’s Directive on Human Trafficking, the UK government recently backtracked and decided to sign up, with both Labour and the Liberal Democrats praising the u-turn and equally claiming credit for the rethink;...
Some relatives of 9/11 victims are outraged that the September 11 Memorial is charging visitors who reserve passes a $2 service fee.
The September 11 Memorial is now charging a $2 service fee to reserve passes, saying the fee is needed to support its operations. But some relatives of 9/11 victims are outraged, one of them saying "you wouldn't charge money to get into a cemetery." What do you think about this?
The last of the old-school Colombian drug lords has been captured in Venezuela, said Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos during a televised speech on Tuesday. Daniel Barrera, also known as "Crazy Barrerra" or "The Madman" had a $5 million U.S.
Much of the public debate about drone strikes in Pakistan has focused narrowly on whether strikes are ‘doing their job’—i.e., whether the majority of those killed are “militants.” That framing, however, fails to take account of the people on [...]...
Tanya L. Domi, an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, lived and worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina from 1996 – 2000 to assist the country recover from war.
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