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Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia are the most "aggressive" in the region2012-06-13 16:35
The experts of the Institute of Peace, together with the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies, the University of Sydney, have prepared Global Peace Index for the year 2012, which includes 158 countries around the world, the Panarmenian reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
Factors of the assessing include relations with neighboring countries, the number of deaths in foreign wars, the number of refugees, the level of violent crime, the possibility of terrorist acts, import and export of conventional weapons, and others. The report for 2012 notes that, in general, except for the Middle East and North Africa the level of peaceableness has increased for the first time since 2008.
The most peaceful countries in the world are Iceland (1st place), New Zealand and Denmark (2nd place), Canada (4th) and Japan (5th). The United States took the 82nd place. China took the 80th position. Democratic Republic of Congo (154th), Iraq (155th), Sudan (156th), Afghanistan (157th) and Somalia (158, last place) are in the end of the list, the edition reported.
Ukraine and the Baltic countries were recognized the most "peaceful" among the post-Soviet countries. Ukraine took 71st place. Tajikistan is at the 99th place, having lost the position when compared to last year - the 69th place in 2011. Kazakhstan took the 105 place, Belarus - 109th, Uzbekistan - 110th, Armenia - 115th, Turkmenistan - 117th place. According to the Index, Kirghizia - (131st place), Azerbaijan (132nd place), Georgia (141st) and Russia (153rd) are the most "aggressive", the IA Regnum reported.