Here comes a research report that states that violent conflicts in the third world countries are declining.. making the world a better place..
"Without new superpower "proxy wars" starting in the Third World, overall armed conflicts have fallen by more than 40 per cent, and extremely violent conflicts -- those with 1,000 or more battle deaths -- have dropped by 80 per cent... International arms transfers, defense budgets, armed forces personnel and refugee numbers have also all decreased."
But the interesting part of this story is : Andrew Mack, the Report's Author finds people reactions to his report as curious..
Reaction to his report ranges from disbelief to relief to scornful dismissal. Those on the political right and left each accuse him of siding with the other."