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International Reports, Issue 21
- A monthly publication that provides a review of international reports on terrorism.
The Global Peace Index (GPI) is considered a leading measure of global peace levels. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) in Australia, the index uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rank 163 countries according to their level of peacefulness, thus covering 99.7% of the world’s population. The GPI measures peacefulness across three main domains, which are Safety and Security, Ongoing Conflict, and Militarization. This 2020 report was published in June 2020 and is made up of three parts. The first part summarizes the results of the GPI 2020 and the main changes that have occurred since last year; the second analyses the effect of the COVID-19 outbreak on ‘Positive Peace’, highlighting which countries are best placed to recover from the economic blow caused by this pandemic; and the third introduces the IEP’s newest research report – the Ecological Threat Register (ETR), which highlights a number of ecological threats and related them to Positive Peace and the economic coping capacity to help understand what future potential risks countries will face over the next thirty years. The report also includes appendices where the research methodology and GPI’s indicators are explained in more detail.