IG’s Peace Blog

Peace and its many aspects

New GPI data–and it ain’t lookin’ too good

There is a new set of Global Peace Index findings.  Here is a summary of the main findings:

The world is less peaceful for the third straight year

Due to an increased threat of terrorist attacks in 29 nations

A greater likelihood of violent demonstrations in 33 countries

Arab Spring unrest heralds biggest ever change in rankings, Libya tumbles 83 spots

Iceland bounces back from economic woes to top ranking

Somalia displaces Iraq as world’s least peaceful nation

Violence cost the global economy more than $8.12 trillion in 2010

US peacefulness shows minimal change

…and here’s a nice video about the GPI data.

 

There is lots more interesting stuff on the site.

IGBarb says:  “Check it out!”

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June 1, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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