Assessing State Resilience: How Nations Survive Economic & Environmental Shocks

Michael Shank, vice president for the Institute for Economics and Peace, discusses the findings of the 2012 Global Peace Index and the 2012 Positive Peace Index at CSIS headquarters in Washington DC.  Shank discusses how these tools, which measure negative and positive peace, respectively, can be used to assess nation-state resilience and risk as well as monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of foreign aid and development projects and US interventions. Video courtesy of CSIS.