The world has become more peaceful for the first time since 2009, according to the 2012 Global Peace Index. All regions excluding the Middle East and North Africa saw an improvements in levels of overall peacefulness.

The 2012 GPI is the sixth edition of the world’s leading measure of global peacefulness. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the GPI ranks 158 nations using 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators which gauge ongoing domestic and international conflict, safety and security in society and militarization.

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Comment by Craig Zelizer on June 13, 2012 at 9:44am

Please see the website for the Global Peace Index as you will find much more detail and rankings of countries (including Turkey). I am not involved with the index just sharing it.

Comment by Namo Majeed on June 13, 2012 at 3:50am

In the video I did not see Turkey in the index while arm conflict is ongoing between the Kurd guerrillas and the Turkish army. During the last months, hundreds of soldiers and guerrillas have been killed in the mountains of Kurdistan and near cities. I would like to ask those who prepared this report whether they did not consider this conflict a real unrest or they work upon specific policies to hide these realities since Kurds have been ignored from all maps of policies in the Middle East. Please respond this question. 

Comment by Jack Payden-Travers on June 12, 2012 at 3:11pm

I attended this morning's release of the 2011 GPI. It was a stimulating environment. Unfortunately only a few Congressional offices appeared to be represented. So it goes.

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