Launched in 2017 by Georgetown University in conjunction with Peace Research Institute (PRIO)— this free tool ranks 153 countries on both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice. It aims to address previous omissions of gender in conflict measures. This blog posting now explains the purpose of the index and its difference from others available.
Keep up to date with the latest tests of all missiles launched by North Korea capable of delivering a payload of at least 500 kilograms (1102.31 pounds) a distance of at least 300 kilometers from the Nuclear Threat Initiative. It records all flights from 1984 onwards. The site also links to related analysis on understanding […]
The total number of terrorist attacks and total deaths due to terrorist attacks worldwide decreased by 12% in 2015, according to the latest annual update of the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) from The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START). The database is the largest open-access database including information on […]
From UN Habitat this year’s annual report focuses on the theme of urbanization and development: emerging futures. It considers problems urban areas are facing relating issues such as inequality, climate change, insecurity. View a slideshow of the worldwide growth of cities from 1990-2015.
New from Rand: a database covering treaties relating to all aspects of military and defence matters. The site includes a zip file of data plus an 85 page report which analyses the content.
Iraq Syria and the Middle East: an essay by Tony Blair Read the essay from Former British Prime minister on his official website to find out what he thinks Western governments should do. Need to find out more about Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS)? Try the starting points listed below. A good basic […]
iGarapé Citizen Security Database This database maps security in 18 countries from Latin America and the Caribbean for the period 1999-2013. It has been created in association with the Inter-American Development Bank. Users can access interactive graphs of data relating to citizen safety and security which have been sourced from online databases managed by major institutions such […]
https://aidworkersecurity.org/ Produced by the Humanitarian Outcomes, a team of specialist consultants, this database provides statistics on violence against aid workers. Reports are from 1997 onwards. Topics covered include kidnapping, injury and murder of aid workers. Categories covered are NGOs, the International Movement of the Red Cross/Red Crescent, donor agencies and the UN agencies belonging to […]
http://www.securityintransition.org/ Security in Transition is a 5-year-research programme based at the London School of Economics, funded by the European Research Council. Its primary focus is examining security in the post-communist post 1989 world. Concentrating on the ‘security gap’ which refers to the gap between national and international security capabilities, largely based on conventional military forces, […]