A Slightly Less Peaceful World

The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) releases its 2016 Global Peace Index (GPI) today at the United Nations. The index uses a wide range of indicators to ranks the peacefulness of countries. It also quantifies the costs of violence and provides insight into global trends. The Cipher Brief’s Kaitlin Lavinder spoke with IEP’s Executive Director of the U.S. Office, Aubrey Fox, about this year’s report and the trends in peace and violence over the past decade.

The Cipher Brief: IEP’s Global Peace Index is in its 10th year of publication. What is the report? Why is it important? And what are the overall trends of this past decade?

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