Slate: War Is a Long, Messy Hell
War Is a Long, Messy Hell
And it’s more important than ever that we try to prevent it in the first place.
By Bjørn Lomborg
Posted Wednesday, May 9, 2012, at 3:10 PM ET
Without peace and stability, there are impediments to solving every other challenge that we have looked at in the Copenhagen Consensus 2012 series. Armed conflict is a major global problem that disproportionately affects the world’s poorest. Not a single low-income country afflicted by violence has achieved even one of the eight Millennium Development goals.