The excellent blog Google Maps Mania today shared some good interactive sites mapping conflicts around the world.
I thought I’d share the three included in that list (you should visit there to get more detailed descriptions of those sites), as well as including additional related sites that I’ve bookmarked over time:
An organization called IRIN has a useful interactive called Mapped: A World At War.
The Global Conflict Tracker comes from The Council on Foreign Relations.
Bloomberg has an interactive called The Ungoverned World.
The Global Dashboard is the coolest-looking of this bunch, but I’m not sure how useful it is.
Here’s an interactive focusing exclusively on conflicts related to water.
Of course, you can identify hotspots of conflict based on where refugees are fleeing. Here some tools that identify those flows:
Visualizing the Flow of Asylum Seekers Into the Industrialized World is from Metrocosm.
The Flight of Refugees Around the Globe is from The New York Times.