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There is mounting evidence that climate change is creating the conditions for instability and poverty, two significant contributors to the outbreak of civil war and violence.
While a small handful of individuals and companies may benefit from conflict, the majority suffer – not only in human terms, but also economically.
After last week’s launch of the Global Peace Index report, the media have been busy producing visualisations based on the Global Peace Index data.
93 countries recorded higher levels of peace in 2017, resulting in a slight improvement in world peace according to the annual Global Peace Index report.
More than half of all countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) saw their level of peacefulness deteriorate in 2017. Out of the five countries with the largest deteriorations worldwide, four were in SSA.
The Global Peace Index 2017 launched yesterday to extensive press coverage, a ‘Top News’ spot on Twitter and included a mention from acting legend Forest Whitaker.
The latest research from the Institute for Economics and Peace demonstrates that building up Positive Peace can be the preventative tool for the Sustaining Peace Agenda.
The 2017 Global Peace Index shows that the world became slightly more peaceful in 2016. While this is a positive trend, it also reveals an increasingly complex world.
This week sees over 300 young people from across the whole of Mexico come together for a two day workshop exploring Positive Peace.
We may be forgiven for describing our contemporary world as mired in a new dark age of extremism, writes Mansoob Murshed, Professor of Economics.
Extracting and leveraging Afghanistan’s mineral wealth for security and development goals is linked to a number of prerequisites, writes USIP’s Sadaf Lakhani.
Conflictive US-Chinese relations are a guarantee for continuing North Korean nuclear ambitions, writes Herbert Wulf for Economists on Peace.