This chart drew on Berto Jongman’s World Conflict & Human Rights Map. It focuses only on armed conflict. While there are many fine books that looks at “State of the World” and State of this and that, we still do not have a single map or display that properly represents the ten high-level threats to humanity, within which just two–Inter-State Conflict and Civil War–are actually “armed” conflict. Everything else is genocide under another name, including poverty, disease, and proliferation for profit.
This graphic was created after being inspired by Berto Jongman’s brilliant World Conflict & Human Rights Map, a document that went out of creation in 2003 after he joined his national intelligence service. His contribution is sorely missing and much needed again, only with an expansion to respect the profound wisdom contained in the Report of the United Nations High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenge, and Change, A more secure world: Our shared responsibility. LtGen Dr. Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret), was the U.S. member of the Panel.
Click on the Frog to visit Berto Jongman’s page from last year, along with his Golden Candle Award.
Below is his contribution to OSS ’02.
The following is quotes from the notes of this first slide, as presented to OSS ’02:
“Although it follows logically from much that is found in the first book (ON INTELLIGENCE: Spies and Secrecy in an Open World), I want to give credeit to Berto Jongman and the PIOOM project. It was his map that brought it all together for me, and it is his map that I recognize today as the finest open source intelligence document in the world.”
Follow the Frog to Berto’s page from OSS ’01.