Wartime Syria Stringer/ReutersTo many Americans, it feels as if the world is becoming a more violent place. Besieged nightly with video of conflicts across the Afghanistan, Nigeria, the Middle East and Ukraine, it would be easy to draw that conclusion.
Surprisingly, perhaps, the opposite is true: fewer people die in wars than ever before.
The world is getting more peaceful
The newly released Positive Peace report from the Institute for Economics and Peace (“measuring and communicating the economic value of peace”), for example, documents conflict in 162 countries covering 99% of the world’s population. It defines positive peace as
the presence of the …read more
Source: The Conversation