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In 2015 successes by international military coalitions targeting ISIL and Boko Haram corresponded with the intensification of terrorism in many countries.
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.
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.
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.
In addition to higher and inefficient public spending, violence has both short and long term adverse effects on the economy of affected nations.
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.