The 14th edition of the Global Peace Index is out and Japan ranks number nine overall and number three in the Asia Pacific region. This is no surprise to me. Iceland is again ranked number one, followed by New Zealand, Portugal, and Austria.
The Global Peace Index ranks 163 countries and approximately 99.7% of the world's population in three areas: societal safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflict, and militarisation. This year, coronavirus and each country's response to the pandemic were added to the criteria.
Where does your country fall? Do you think it is an accurate ranking?