Economists on Peace

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These are the top 5 most peaceful states in Mexico

The Mexico Peace Index, produced annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace, has reported that four of the top five most peaceful states in Mexico continued to improve their levels of peace. All five most peaceful states have shown an improvement in at least one key area due to conscious reforms.

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Press Release: Mexico Peace Index 2018

Mexico City, April 10, 2018: The level of peace in Mexico deteriorated by 11% in 2017, according to the 2018 Mexico Peace Index (MPI), published today by the Institute for Economics and Peace, and based on the methodology of the Global Peace Index, the world’s leading measure of peacefulness.

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Watch: 2017 Positive Peace Conference

The 2017 Positive Peace Conference brought together leading positive peace practitioners, policymakers, members of the media, and representatives of other fields to explore new opportunities and challenges for strengthening positive peace.

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The Cost of Violence in North Korea

Though there have been attempts to curtail human rights violations, securing stability and peace for the North Korean people remains a nebulous task. The DPRK stands as one of the most repressive autocratic states today.

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Subterranean Atrocities

The nature of intentional attacks against civilians in the world is mutating. Specifically, mass atrocity is transitioning from ‘state-centric and rebel-involved perpetration toward a murkier world of subterranean atrocity.

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Do Jobs Really Aid Peace?

The logic follows that more employment reduces conflict risk, which in turn fosters the economic environment for investment and more jobs, which further increases stability that leads to more jobs and so on. However, the potential to realise this virtuous cycle is a lot more complicated.

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