The levels of attention that conflicts throughout the world attract seem to defy any semblance of proportionality. Relatively small conflicts are lavished with almost obsessive levels of attention, while the world’s deadliest conflicts are virtually ignored. This state of affairs is rampant throughout the various sectors of society that are in a position to respond to conflict. Whether one looks at the agendas of the policymakers, in the pages of newspapers, in public opinion polls, in NGO activities, in bookstores or in the syllabuses of history classes; attempt to respond in earnest to the world’s deadliest conflicts are few and far between.

This kind of distortion seems to be everywhere we turn. Worse still, this situation is so rarely challenged or even noticed. Why not join us in challenging it?


The Stealth Conflicts blog represents one set of views and a range of cases/evidence designed to expose and explain this situation. Stealth Conflicts Forum is the open version, and is designed to bring together a much broader range of views and cases/evidence dealing with the problem of the marginalization of major conflicts. The blog is to be made up of posts submitted by those with an interest in the subject of marginalized conflicts. Contributions from students, researchers, practitioners and ‘laypeople’ are welcome!




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Takeshi Kuno

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4 Responses to “About”

  1. NAKAJIMA Hideaki (Jimmy) Says:

    Your article on what is featured on Yahoo Japan is a good numerical evidence that also backs my personal concern. Though I already know, I’m still shocked by the gap between what Japanese media tell us and what international media, such as Aljazeera, does… What also worries me is Japan is seldom taken up in international media.

    By the way, Liberia will have a presidential run-off tomorrow. The contesting opposition party has been unsatisfied with the process and result of the election and is calling for a boycott of this run-off. Three demonstrators were killed today and tension is high. I wish the situation here will never be developed to conflict and it will be another “stelth conflict”.

  2. Thanks for the comments. Yes, the more I look at the numerical evidence, the more I am shocked as well – the reality that in the study no African country could get more coverage than an octopus (however ‘special’ he may have appeared) was really sad.

    I hope for the best for Liberia’s run-off elections as well. May they be free from any further violence and may they contribute to the further improvement of the people’s lives.

    Feel free to write a post for this blog as well, if you have the time/interest.

  3. Salut tuturor,
    De curand am descoperit aceste mult laudate situri de videochat cu fete la webcam care stau si discuta cu barbatii online si am ramas placut surprins. Am petrecut vreo 3 ore acolo.
    Voi ce parere aveti despre treaba asta?
    Astept raspunsurile voastre si nu in ultimul rand la multi.

  4. It’s really very difficult in this full of activity life
    to listen news on TV, therefore I only use world wide web for that reason, and take the newest information.

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