As John Crook has pointed out, most of the armed conflicts of recent years have been internal rather than international, and most of the suffering of the civilian population has occurred in these internal conflicts
Matheson, Michael J.
"Asil International Law Weekend: Panel On Internal Conflicts,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 3
, Article 9.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol3/iss2/9