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The World Becomes Less Peaceful

The Times, June 2013
Global murder rate up 8 per cent after sharp rises in Africa and Latin America.

Syria v Libya V Iraq
The Economist, June 2013
A numerical evaluation of recent conflict.

For peace and stability, the US ranks last
Forbes, June 2013
Here’s a look at the most peaceful and the least peaceful in certain parts of the world.

Fear and Loathing
The Economist, December 2012
Of the 158 countries IEP cover in their inaugural global terrorism index, only 31 have had no attacks in the ten years to 2011.

Terrorism Trends
Reuters, December 2012
Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Yemen were the five countries most affected by terrorism in descending order.

The Rising Cost of Terrorism
CNBC, December 2012
Steve Killelea, founder of the Institute for Economics and Peace, talks to CNBC about the countries most affected by terrorism in 2011 and whether the rate is likely to fall or stay the same.

Terror attacks levelled out
BBC World News, December 2012
A study into international terrorism over the past decade says the number of attacks has levelled out since 2007.

The Business of Peace
Carnegie Council Interview, July 2012
Steve Killelea, Founder of IEP, is interviewed about the business of peace by the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs.

Give Peace a Score Card
The Economist, June 2012
Quantifying peace is a bit like trying to describe how happiness smells: people generally recognise it when they come across it, which rules out the need for further examination.

Global Peace Index 2012: the Full List
The Guardian, June 2012
Austerity-driven defence cuts creating gains in several indicators of militarisation and improvements in the Political Terror Scale have lead to changes in the annual rankings.

Interview with Steve Killelea, Founder of the IEP
CNBC Interview
Austerity-driven defence cuts creating gains in several indicators of militarisation and improvements in the Political Terror Scale have lead to changes in the annual rankings.

Where are America’s Most Peaceful Places?
TIME Magazine, April 2012
Homicide and violent crime rates in the U.S. have decreased over the last two decades, but keeping the peace still costs taxpayers plenty … that is, unless you’re from Maine

Spread a little peace of Maine
The Economist, April 2012
Maine is the “most peaceful” state in America according to the latest peace index by the Institute for Economics and Peace, a research outfit.

New Study Shows Violence Costing America Over $460 Billion
Huffington Post, April 2012
It may come as a surprise but over the past 20 years, America has become substantially more peaceful, witnessing a significant and sustained reduction in direct violence.

The Consequences of War on the U.S. Economy
Business Insider, February 2012
Joshua Brown, New York based investment advisor,  reviews the IEP’s latest report on the macroeconomic effects of U.S. government spending on wars and the military since World War II.

Measuring the cost of violence

The Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12 2012
A peace dividend is possible primarily through policies that prioritize equal opportunity, health, education, and poverty alleviation.

All we are saying is, give a thorough cost-benefit analysis a chance

The Boston Globe, January 01 2012
Peace is linked to opportunity, health, education, and the economy, and states that rank higher on these social and economic factors tend to have higher scores in peace.

Eight ingredients for a peaceful society

Christian Science Monitor, December 2011
IEP’s most recent report, Structures of Peace, identifies and analyses eight key factors that are associated with peaceful societies.

A peace dividend we should all want

The Hill, December 2011
America’s tendency is to pursue policies that react primarily to violence, not aim to prevent it. As a result America less economically prosperous.

Top policy innovations of 2011

Politico, December 2011
Recognizing that violence creates costs for businesses and governments and reduces overall economic productivity, the USPI highlights the economic impact improvements in peace can have.

What River Phoenix and $38 Trillion Can Teach Us About Peace

Huffington Post, December 2011
Joaquin Phoenix and Dot Maver reflect on organisations that have contributed to a more peaceful world in 2011; the IEP’s Global Peace Index is one of them.

Edition 102 of the Monocle Weekly

Monocle Weekly podcast, November 2011
Clyde McConaghy, Board Director of the IEP is interviewed on the Monocle Weekly talking on the findings of the 2011 Global Peace Index.

On UN Day of Peace: How peaceful is the world?

Huffington Post, September 2011
Conflict Analyst Michael Shank takes stock on the global community’s ability to keep the peace and showcases the findings of the 2011 Global Peace Index.

The Ten Most Peaceful Countries Don’t Include US

Forbes Magazine, August 10, 2011
Business, as the greatest beneficiary of peaceful internal and external trade relations, should be among the most prominent supporters of nonviolent dispute resolution.

The Geography of Peace

The Atlantic, June 2011
Richard Florida analyses the factors that shape the relative peacefulness of nations based on the 2011 Global Peace Index findings.

One-to-one with the man behind the global peace index

Platform Blog, June 2011
The Platform hosts an interview with Steve Killelea on the key findings of the 2011 Global Peace Index and asks why the world is less peaceful for the third year running.

World’s Most Peaceful Countries: 2011 Global Peace Index

Huffington Post, May 2011
The Huffington Post showcases images of a selection of countries and their rank on the 2011 Global Peace Index.

India a dangerous place to live in

The Times of India, May 2011
India fell 7 place on the 2011 Global Peace Index to rank 135th, among the 20 least peaceful nations.

Bahrain falls 51 places in Global Peace Index 2011 on unrest

Bahrain Centre for Human Rights, May 2011
Bahrain had the second most significant fall in rankings (behind Libya) on the 2011 GPi; this reflects a key message of the 2011 findings, conflict between citizens and governments has made the world less peaceful.

Maine among ‘most peaceful’ states in U.S.

Washington Times, April 2011
The US Peace Index (USPI), ranking states according to their peacefulness, found Maine is the most peaceful state, while Louisiana is the least.

US Peace Ranking shows billions in budget savings

Huffington Post, April 2011
Rep. Mike Honda writes an Op Ed on the US Peace Index findings and the economic cost of non-peaceful states.

New faculty network to examine links between economics and peace

Kogod News, February 2011
The first meeting of the Economics and Peace Faculty Network, a consortium of scholars, held at the Kogod School of Business promises an exciting future of research in peace and human development.

Global index finds world has become less peaceful

The Guardian, June 2011
The 2010 GPi found less armed conflict in the world, but an increase in rates of homicide and violent crime.

Ghana ranks 48 in the Global Peace Index

Ghana Business News, June 2010
The 2010 GPI saw Sub-Saharan Africa as the least peaceful region; Ghana ranked 3rd most peaceful in the region.

How Peaceful Is Your Country

Bloomberg, July 2009
Good governance has been identified as a key driver of peace; the GPi encourages findings to be reflected in public policy and objectives.

South Africa falls fifteen places on peace index

South African Independent, June 2009
2009 saw levels of peace decline severely in South Africa; key reasons for this include an increase in the level of violent crime, ease of access to weapons and respect for human rights.

New Zealand tops Global Peace Index

ABC Radio, June 2009
New Zealand topped the 2009 GPi; overall findings in 2009 showed the economic crisis took its toll on worldwide levels of peacefulness.

Norway rated the most peaceful nation

The BBC, May 2007
In 2007 Norway topped the Global Peace Index, closely followed by neighbour Denmark ranked 3rd; Iraq was ranked the least peaceful nation.

Global Peace Index

The Economist, August 2007
Countries in Western Europe topped the 2007 GPI, with most countries in the region ranking within the top 20.


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