UAE ranks 65 in Global Peace Index 2017
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) dropped in rank for the third year running in the annual Global Peace Index 2017 due to its involvement in the increasing conflict in the region.
The index, compiled by the Institute for Economics and Peace, puts the UAE 65th out of 163 countries in its latest rankings.
Last year, the UAE was ranked 61st, down from 49th the previous year.
"There’s been a substantial drop in the level of funding from 2013 to 2016 from the UAE," the report said.
Experts agreed that the drop could be attributed to increasing conflict in the region, such as in Syria, Iraq and Yemen.
Sabahat Khan, senior analyst at the Institute for Near East and Gulf Military Analysis, said the UAE’s participation in the Saudi-led intervention in Yemen affected its ranking, which is still positive overall, and that the index should involve more context on security environments.
The GPI is composed of 23 quantitative and qualitative indicators from highly respected sources and gauges global peace using three broad themes: the level of safety and security in society, the extent of domestic or international conflict and the degree of militarisation.
You can find the index here: http://visionofhumanity.org/app/uploads/2017/06/GPI-2017-Report-1.pdf