Thursday, June 1, 2017

Global Peace Index: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High

VOA: Report: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High

Worldwide terrorism is at an all-time high, and violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year, with a $2.5 trillion impact in the United States alone.

These new figures from the latest Global Peace Index, a report on conflict and security, indicate that world peace has been deteriorating for the past decade, largely driven by terrorism and conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa.

The study says the decline interrupts long-term improvements the world had been making since the end of World War II.

According to the report, the annual number of terrorism incidents has almost tripled since 2011.

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WNU Editor: The Global peace Index report is here.

More News On The Latest Global Peace Index Report

New U.S. instability, old MidEast quagmire - annual peace index -- Reuters
Global Peace Index: US facing new era of instability as Middle East sinks further into turmoil -- The Independent
Global Terrorism Skyrocketing Like Never Before - Global Peace Index -- Sputnik
More nations facing historically high levels of terrorism, study finds -- Daily Mail/Press Association
Global Peace Index 2017: World 0.28% more peaceful than last year -- BBC
Most Of The World Is Becoming More Peaceful, But The US And The Middle East Are Bucking That Trend -- Forbes


Caecus said...

No mention is made of what is driving the terrorism. As if terrorism was a natural phenomenon like El Nino, or a natural activity people generally engage in like golfing.

Anonymous said...

Russian Terrorism:

Patriotic Russians may have staged cyber attacks on own initiative - Putin

"ST PETERSBURG, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that patriotic Russian hackers may have staged cyber attacks against countries that had strained relations with Moscow on their own initiative, but said the Russian state had never been involved in such hacking."

The old Russian volunteers scam.

James said...

Hey, hey, hey. Golf is inescapably bound to great art not this tawdry terrorism business. Case in point, Dante played the front side of a private course outside of Florence and went home and wrote the "Inferno" with it's nine circles of Hell.