Terrorism continues to dominate international news headlines. But what do we actually know about terrorism?
How many people were killed in terrorist attacks last year? Which countries suffer the greatest impact from terrorism? Who are the terrorist organisations and whom are they targeting? What are the factors that lead to terrorism?
On Wednesday, 23 November, the 2016 Global Terrorism Index was launched. The GCSP welcomed Mr Daniel Hyslop, Research Director of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) who presented key findings from the 2016 Global Terrorism Index, the world’s leading metric for policymakers in their efforts to track, understand and measure the impact and underlying drivers of terrorism. This year’s report explores the economic impact of terrorism on global and national economies, and provides a comprehensive overview of the current terrorist threat, exploring the impact of ISIS, Boko Haram and other nonstate terrorist organisations.
Produced by the Institute for Economics & Peace the Global Terrorism Index scores 163 countries over the past 16 years (from 2001 to 2016) using data from 1998 to 2015. It scores countries by aggregating the number of terrorist incidents, number of fatalities, injuries and the amount of property damage and then weighting the results over five years with the highest weighting being the most recent year.
Following Daniel Hyslop’s presentation, the following experts shared their thoughts and expertise in a moderated discussion:
Dr Christina Schori Liang, Senior Advisor and Senior Fellow, GCSP
Mr Jean-Paul Rouiller, Associate Fellow, GCSP
Moderated by: Dr Gustav Lindstrom, Head of the Emerging Security Challenges Programme, GCSP
GCSP, Maison de la paix
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