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Economic Crisis Drives Up World Conflict

One World, Posted: Jun 09, 2009

WASHINGTON -- The world has become slightly less peaceful over the last year due in large part to the global economic crisis, according to an annual report that measures peace around the world. As food and fuel prices spiked in 2008 and the global economy subsequently spiralled, "many of the indicators used by the GPI [Global Peace Index] to measure peace, such as the likelihood of violent demonstrations and political instability, increased while others -- such as respect for human rights -- decreased," explained the Institute for Economics and Peace in a statement about the report. New findings this year indicate that intensified worldwide conflict cut economic output by roughly nine percent, or $4.8 trillion.

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