The Institute for Economics & Peace (Australia) recently released its 2021 Global Peace Index. Although the death toll from terrorism declined for the 6th straight year, civil unrest rose by 10% from March 2020 to March 2021, with 14,871 violent demonstrations, protests and riots, including more than 5,000 related to COVID. Although the Middle East and North Africa remains the least peaceful region in the world, it saw the biggest regional increase in peacefulness in 2020-21. North America, by contrast, saw the most deterioration in peace. The institute found that the global economic impact of violence was $14.96 trillion in 2020-21, equivalent to 11.6% of global GDP. www.economicsandpeace.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/GPI-2021-web.pdf
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