Demographics and the Changing National Security Environment (French Version): Securite Internationale et facteur demographicque: une situation changeante
Jan 1, 2000
This research brief describes work documented in The Security Dynamics of Demographic Factors (MR-1088-WFHF/RF/DLPF/A).
Excerpt: Demographic factors seldom directly cause conflict between nations. They can, however, exacerbate existing tensions and increase the risk of violent conflict. Long-term fertility trends, urbanization, migration, and changes in the ethnic composition and age profile of populations can influence the likelihood and nature of conflict among and within nations.