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Embassy Hosts High Level Debate on United Nations

Embassy Hosts High Level Debate on United Nations

June 20, 2012 at 10:31 pm

LE MONDE DIPLOMATIQUE 06/20/12 On June 20, 2012, the Embassy of France hosted a conference organized by the French-American Global Forum (FAGF), the Maison Française and the Monde Diplomatique newspaper about the current state of the United Nations. The event was part of a series called “Le Monde Diplomatique Debates” […]

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UN Press Conference on Global Peace Index

UN Press Conference on Global Peace Index

June 14, 2012 at 10:34 pm

UNITED NATIONS 06/14/12 The cost of the economic impact of violence on the world’s gross domestic product (GDP) in the last years was $9 trillion dollars, Michael Shank, Vice-President of the Institute for Economics and Peace, told correspondents today at Headquarters.     Mr. Shank, who was addressing a press conference […]

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Report Shows Correlation Between Peace and Resilience

Report Shows Correlation Between Peace and Resilience

June 12, 2012 at 10:39 pm

ALL AFRICA 06/12/12 By Stephen Kaufman Washington – Would political and economic leaders work harder for peace if they saw that it not only has economic benefits, but it also helps societies recover faster from a crisis?The international nonprofit organization Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), which rates global levels […]

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Nevada is No. 1 in Violent Crime – What’s the Economic Price and What Can Be Done?

Nevada is No. 1 in Violent Crime – What’s the Economic Price and What Can Be Done?

June 3, 2012 at 10:50 pm

RENO GAZETTE JOURNAL 06/03/12 By Mark Robison Superheroes and Occupy protestors may debate whether crime pays but one thing’s for sure: crime costs. When a violent crime happens, there’s of course the horrible cost to the victim. But this story’s focus is its burden to the economy. There’s the direct […]

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Congressmen Propose Domestic Distribution of Pro-U.S. Propaganda

Congressmen Propose Domestic Distribution of Pro-U.S. Propaganda

May 30, 2012 at 10:53 pm

THE NEW AMERICAN 05/30/12 By Joe Wolverton, II In Greek mythology, the Hydra was a serpent-like beast that possessed many heads. Perhaps the most frightening quality of this fearsome amphibian was the fact that for each head that was cut off two grew in its place and the breath from […]

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NDAA 2013: Congress Approves Domestic Deceptive Propaganda

NDAA 2013: Congress Approves Domestic Deceptive Propaganda

May 22, 2012 at 11:00 pm

RUSSIA TODAY 05/22/12 Reauthorizing the indefinite detention of US citizens without charge might be the scariest provision in next year’s defense spending bill, but it certainly isn’t the only one worth worrying about. An amendment tagged on the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013 would allow for the […]

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10 Most Peaceful Cities

10 Most Peaceful Cities

May 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm

MSN 05/21/12 By Bill Briggs America’s tranquility centers appear to be a strange brew of sleepy corners, college hubs and bustling urban swaths, according to new research. The 2012 Metropolitan Peace Index, which the Institute for Economics and Peace published in April, ranks the nation’s 61 largest metropolitan statistical areas […]

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Congressmen Seek to Lift Propaganda Ban

Congressmen Seek to Lift Propaganda Ban

May 18, 2012 at 11:05 pm

BUZZFEED 05/18/12 By Michael Hastings An amendment that would legalize the use of propaganda on American audiences is being inserted into the latest defense authorization bill, BuzzFeed has learned. The amendment would “strike the current ban on domestic dissemination” of propaganda material produced by the State Department and the Pentagon, […]

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Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

Michael Shank: US Peace Index Q & A

May 16, 2012 at 11:13 pm

NEW PUBLIC HEALTH 05/16/12 By Fran Kritz The Institute for Economics and Peace recently released the second annual United States Peace Index, which provides an assessment of U.S. peacefulness at the state and city levels. The index authors also offer an analysis of the costs associated with violence and the […]

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Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

Study Lists Louisiana as Most Violent State

April 26, 2012 at 11:17 pm

SHREVEPORT TIMES 04/26/12 By Kris Wartelle The Institute for Economics and Peace released its annual peace index Tuesday, and Louisiana makes the bottom of the list again. This is the second year the nonpartisan group has released the assessment, but according to IEP Vice President Michael Shank, the study tracked […]

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