93 countries recorded higher levels of peace in 2017, resulting in a slight improvement in world peace according to the annual Global Peace Index report. Produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, this 11th Global Peace Index report found that while 93 countries recorded higher levels of peace, 68 deteriorated. The improvement in peace was mainly driven by lower levels of state-sponsored terror, extra-judicial killings and torture – and the prior withdrawal of military forces from Afghanistan by all but four of the 50 countries that provided military assistance. Read the Global Peace Index 2017 report here and view the Global Peace Index interactive map here. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.