Kofi Annan Quote

In Uncategorized on April 26, 2009 at 12:12 am

kofi_annanKofi Annan states that “Poverty devastates families, communities and nations. It causes instability and political unrest and fuels conflict.”  I think we would all agree that poverty devastates families, communities and nations.  I also believe that no one would argue against the notion that poverty causes instability and political unrest.  However, I do not feel many have considered the impact of poverty on international conflict.  Many (including myself) naturally attribute conflict between states to ethical beliefs, political beliefs, and so forth.  Annan brings up an excellent point that leads me to the following question:  If poverty were to decrease worldwide, would we also a decrease in interstate conflict?  What do you think?


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