Relations with Neighbouring Countries is one of the 23 indicators of peace measured by the Global Peace Index. It is an 'external' indicator of peace, meaning it measures peace outside a country.
Relations with Neighbouring Countries is a qualitative assessment of the intensity of contentious relations between a country and its neighbouring countries.
Relations with Neighbouring Countries is scored on a scale from 1 (peaceful) to 5 (very aggressive).
In countries that score 1, none of the country’s neighbours have attacked the country since 1950.
In countries that score 5, there are very aggressive relations with neighbours, with frequent invasions by neighbouring countries.
Relations with Neighbouring Countries is a qualitative assessment from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Country Analysis team.
The Global Peace Index is comprised of 23 indicators that measure the existence or absence of violence or the fear of violence. These include:
Ongoing Domestic and International Conflict
Societal safety and security
Find out more about how the Global Peace Index is constructed, what it measures and what the results show in the Global Peace Index Report.Related Articles
The Global Peace Index measures the state of peace in 162 countries according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators of peace. Find out more about how the index is constructed, a description of the indicators and the scores.
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