Lessons Australia could learn to strengthen it’s security
In the first decade of the the 21st Century, the number of deaths resulting from organised violence worldwide, amounted to 35,000. This figure has multiplied astronomically since 2012 and in 2014, 130,000 deaths occurred worldwide as a result of organised violence. Despite the damage caused and conducted by groups such as IS, state-based conflicts have also been on the upward trajectory, with 50 state-based conflicts recorded in 2015. What organised violence and state-based conflict have collectively lead to, is the forced displacement of millions of people.
Given the escalation of violent conflicts across numerous regions worldwide, how should Australia respond and more importantly, what lessons can Australia learn surrounding peaceful conflict prevention? Professor John Langmore from the University of Melbourne spoke to Myles-Houlbrook Walk on this issue.