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!