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ResearchThe impact of Positive Peace on economic performance

Other things being equal, countries that score well in the Positive Peace Index tend to have higher growth in GDP per capita, greater corporate...

Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of International Peace Day

As the world celebrates 40 years of the International Day of Peace, we take a look back at the history of this important day.

The Battle Between War and Peace, and Stories and Data

Afghanistan has a long history of resource degradation leading to conflict. Some of the country's ecological issues relate to climate and climate...

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October 13, 2021

This is an excerpt from the Global Terrorism Index 2020, which is a comprehensive study analysing the impact of terrorism for 163 countries covering 99.7 per cent of the world’s population.

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Global Terrorism Index 2020 Summary and Key Findings
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Ecological Threat Report

What is the ETR?

October 18, 2021

Rising Right Wing Violence Impacts Western Countries in 2021

The deepening threat from right-wing terrorism is becoming evident, writes Annelies Pauwels.

Analysis of Terrorist Threats and Cyber Terrorism in 2019

From computerised transport systems and energy grids, our modern-day infrastructure and industries are at risk.

Terrorism in Iraq Continues to be Dominated by ISIL
Global Terrorism Index
January 25, 2021

Terrorism in Iraq Continues to be Dominated by ISIL

Once the centre of ISIL’s plan to establish a caliphate, Iraq’s exposure to terrorism has changed considerably over the last few years.

Sub-Saharan Africa Experiences Surge in Terrorism in 2019
Global Terrorism Index
January 20, 2021

Sub-Saharan Africa Experiences Surge in Terrorism in 2019

There has been a significant escalation in violence in sub-Saharan African countries.

Rising Right Wing Violence Impacts Western Countries in 2021

The deepening threat from right-wing terrorism is becoming evident, writes Annelies Pauwels.

How have terrorist organisations responded to COVID-19?

Miles Comerford from the Institute for Strategic Dialogue takes a close look into the behaviour of...

Iraq’s Security Sector Faces Serious Challenges after Saddam

After Saddam Hussein was toppled, the social structures that held Iraq together were also...

Analysis of Terrorist Threats and Cyber Terrorism in 2019

From computerised transport systems and energy grids, our modern-day infrastructure and industries...

Join a Global Peace Movement: How to Promote Positive Peace

Join a movement that’s shifting the paradigm on the way the world thinks about peace.

The Urban Farming Culture in Atlanta Discovers Many Benefits

IEP’s Positive Peace Framework is versatile and can be applied to a variety of settings.

Jose Tenga Survived War in Sierra Leone, Became Peacebuilder

Surviving conflict in Sierra Leone inspired Jose to serve his community by becoming a peacebuilder.

2021 IEP Ambassador Program: Now Open for Applications

The programme provides opportunity for individuals to gain concrete knowledge and resources to help...