Global Peace Index & Middle East

The Global Peace Index (GPI) is an attempt to measure the relative position of nations' and regions' peacefulness. The Middle East or Mideast is a region that encompasses Western Asia and Northern Africa. 1.0/5

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Qatar the Most Peaceful Nation in the Region The State of Qatar topped the Middle East and North African (MENA) region in Global Peace Index (GPI) in 2014 for the sixth year in a row(2009-2014). Qatar came in the first place among the Arab countries and in 22nd place on global level among 162 countries covered by GPI. According to the current index report, the grades that Qatar grabbed demonstrate its ascendency in regional and international levels in various areas of security, economic, educational, social, fields. The index is published by Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP), a non-profit research institute that studies the relations between economics, business and peace, which is based in Sydney. The GPI is considered as the leading measure of global peacefulness. Share your thoughts and comments on this great achievement Read more on our website
Key Findings of GPI:(for 2012)-Global Peace Index - Overall, the world has become more peaceful for the first time in three years. One-hundred-and-one improved their GPI scores this year, while all regions of the world have become more peaceful with the exception of the Middle East and North Africa. - If 25% of the global violence level went down, it would add an additional $2.25 trillion to the global economy. Despite popular notions of the positive impact of war industries on economy, studies show that violence is a significant drain on global fiscal resources. - This year the US scored 88 out of 158 in the GPI, missing the median mark by 9 points. For a nation of high economic affluence, the ratio of citizens in jail remains remarkably high. The fairly low rank comes mainly from high levels of militarization. Data shows, however, that the US has been on a steady climb towards peace since 2007. - For the second consecutive year, Iceland is ranked the most peaceful nation. Studies show that the ratio of ...
Nigeria down in global ranking of peaceful countries 17 June, 2012 Nigeria dropped four places to 146th out of 158 countries in the recently released 2012 Global Peace Index, signifying a decline in peace and stability in the country in the past one year. The index, which is published by the Institute of Economics and Peace, measures peacefulness using 23 indicators, including a nation’s level of military expenditure as a percentage of its Gross Domestic Product, its relations with neighbouring countries, the level of perceived criminality, likelihood of violent demonstrations, level of organised conflict, terrorist acts and the level of respect for human rights. The latest ranking came on the heels of Federal Government’s insistence that Nigeria was safe for investment, despite incessant bomb attacks that had killed many people, especially in the North. Other factors that may have contributed to country’s low score include the resurgence of militancy in the Niger Delta, kidnappings in different par ...
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