Media Roundup 2015 Global Peace Index

In 2015, the Global Peace Index had the most media coverage to date, with news articles appearing in over 75 countries and reaching over 1 billion people. Here’s a selection of the headlines.

BBC - Conflicts around the world cost $14.3tn last year, 13% of world GDP

CNN - In search of peace? Maybe it's time to move to Iceland

The Guardian - Fighting in Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan had wreaked havoc on economies and helped push the level of peace in the world to its lowest since 2008

Forbes – The Most And Least Peaceful Countries Worldwide

The Atlantic - The Inequality of Peace: The gap between countries at peace and war is widening

Bloomberg – The world hasn’t had So many refugees since 1945

Cristian Science Monitor  - Where in the world is peace? A closer look at the four most improved countries

Reuters - The divide between most and least peaceful regions has deepened, with many Middle Eastern and African countries sinking further into violence

CityLab - A global geography of peace (and violence)

El País - México, más violento que hace un año

NZ Herald - New Zealanders live in world's 4th safest nation

The Diplomat - South China Sea a 'potential area for conflict'

Jakarta Post - Peace in Indonesia most improved in Asia-Pacific

North Africa Post - MENA most violent region in the world

The Cairo Post - Egypt records 3rd best peace improvement in 2015: Global Peace Index

Colombia Reports  - Violence has cost Colombia $113.7B: Global Peace Index

Cambodia Daily - Cambodia’s ranking drops in Peace Index but score goes up

The Manila Times - The tense situation in the West Philippine Sea and the infamous Masasapano incident has contributed to drop in the Philippines’ Global Peace Index ranking.


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