The Law Library has recently subscribed to the International Institute for Strategic Studies’ Armed Conflicts Database.  This database monitors current conflicts worldwide, “focusing on political, military and humanitarian trends in current conflicts, whether they are local rebellions, long-term insurgencies, civil wars or inter-state conflicts.” Currently there are 41 armed conflicts occurring across the world.  This database provides news, information, and statistics on each.  For example, researchers can get a brief summary of the conflict in Libya and see a number of news events surrounding the conflict that occurred last month.  Researchers can also see that there have been 31,078 fatalities in this conflict since 2011.  This database will be especially useful for students who take Prof. Jensen’s Law of Armed Conflicts class.