Global Terrorism Index 2016: The Nature of Terrorism is Changing

In 2015 successes by international military coalitions targeting ISIL and Boko Haram corresponded with the intensification of terrorism in many countries.

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Report: Measuring Peacebuilding Cost-Effectiveness

This research brief by the Institute for Economics and Peace, supported by Milt Lauenstein philanthropy is the first in a series of research briefs aiming to quantify and measure the cost-effectiveness of peacebuilding activities.

Building Effective Transitional Justice Policies in Colombia

The historic signing of the peace agreement between the Government of Colombia and FARC on September 26, followed by the unexpected narrow rejection of the associated national plebiscite on October 2 has raised many questions as to what happens next.

Economists on Peace – New Collaboration

We are thrilled to announce the launch of ‘Economists on Peace’, an editorial collaboration between the Institute for Economics and Peace and Economists for Peace and Security.

The Macro Economic Impact of Violence

In addition to higher and inefficient public spending, violence has both short and long term adverse effects on the economy of affected nations.

Is Terrorism On The Rise? Here’s What The Data Tells Us

This year’s results present a juxtaposition of the dynamics of terrorism in modern society. On one hand, they show a 10% fall (since last year) in the number of deaths attributed to terrorist incidents – the first decline since 2010.