Saturday, June 09, 2007

Bahrain, low ranking in peace sustainability

Bahrain, low ranking in peace unsustainability

The Economist Intelligence Unit, (EIU), in conjunction with an international team of academics and peace experts, produced Global Peace Index (GPI), which ranks 121 nations according to their relative peacefulness.

The GPI is composed of 24 indicators, ranging from a nation’s level of military expenditure to its relations with neighbouring countries and the level of respect for human rights. The index has been tested against a range of potential “drivers” or determinants of peace—including levels of democracy and transparency, education and material wellbeing. The study is based on the latest available figures (mainly 2004-06) from a wide range of respected sources, including the International Institute of Strategic Studies, The World Bank, various UN offices and Peace Institutes and the Economist Intelligence Unit.
The team produced the results of the analysis into each of the 121 nation's peace in a table, the Global Peace Index section, in which countries are ranked from most peaceful to least peaceful, highlighting their ranking as well as their score. Click on a country to see the detail of its peace indicators and drivers.
While Norway was found the most peaceful country with a rank of 1, Iraq was ranked the worst in peace sustainability at the bottom of the scale at 121. Bahrain was ranked 62 out of 121 showing great tendency for political instability and vulnerability for peace non-sustainability.