Global Peace Index 2017: World slightly more peaceful than last year

Levels of peace around the world have improved slightly for the first time since the Syrian war began, but harmony has decreased in the US and terrorism records have increased, a Sydney-based think-tank has found. The Institute for Economics and Peace published its Global Peace Index on Thursday for the 10th year running. Researchers said conflict costs had an enormous impact on economies worldwide. They called for more money to be spent on peace building.

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Global Peace Index 2017: World slightly more peaceful than last year

Levels of peace around the world have improved slightly for the first time since the Syrian war began, but harmony has decreased in the US and terrorism records have increased, a Sydney-based think-tank has found. The Institute for Economics and Peace published its Global Peace Index on Thursday for the 10th year running. Researchers said conflict costs had an enormous impact on economies worldwide. They called for more money to be spent on peace building.

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