Global Peace Index Finds World More Violent Today
Listen to story:
Download: mp3 (Duration: 15:39 — 14.3MB)
FEATURING MICHELLE BRESLAUER – A new report by the Institute for Economics and Peace has determined that the world is becoming less peaceful. The Global Peace Index 2016 has found that once relatively peaceful countries were becoming more violent primarily due to “increased terrorism and higher levels of political instability.” Iceland is the world’s most peaceful country and Syria is the least. Among the countries experiencing higher levels of violence are South Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and Somalia.
Michelle Breslauer, Director of the Americas Program at the Institute for Economics and Peace.