In its “Conflict Barometer 2007”, the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research (HIIK) presented its current data and analyses concerning events in the field of conflicts throughout the world this year. Of the total number of 328 conflicts monitored, the
political scientists class 130 as violent. Of these, 99 are classed as crises, i.e. disputes featuring a sporadic use of violence, and 31 as highly violent conflicts, meaning severe crises and wars.
Is it wishful thinking to believe that Russia is converted? Or is it rather truly insane to believe that Russia poses no threat to the world?