Monday, November 27, 2006

Civil War - Definition

A Matter of Definition: What Makes a Civil War, and Who Declares It So? - New York Times

Is Iraq in a civil war?

"The common scholarly definition has two main criteria. The first says that the warring groups must be from the same country and fighting for control of the political center, control over a separatist state or to force a major change in policy. The second says that at least 1,000 people must have been killed in total, with at least 100 from each side."

1 comment:

kannabiran, RAVI SHANKAR (KRS) said...

saw your mail this morning;
I dont have access to ext emails from trading desk; will mail u when i get back home.
count me in...I can be there for dec 16; thanks for the invite//