A world map at the beginning identifies trouble spots as major, lower-level, and minor or latent, thus introducing this account of conflicts and insurgencies in various countries, arranged by region. Each chapter profiles a country and its conflicts, discussing the historical origins of tensions, the parties involved, major events, and future prospects, and providing statistical data and a reading list. The author has been a foreign correspondent for over 20 years on assignment for The Times London, the New York Daily News , and The Observer . The first two editions of this useful reference were published in Great Britain by Bloomsbury Publishing in 1989 and 1992; the first edition was also published in the US by Vintage Books under the title The Fighting never Stopped (no second edition was published in North America). Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Patrick Brogan has spent over twenty years as a foreign correspondent on assignment forThe Times London, the New York Daily News, and The Observer. He has reported on many of the conflicts covered in this book.