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Thailand Climbs 11 Spots to 75th in Global Peace Index 2024


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Thailand's standing in the Global Peace Index (GPI) has seen a notable improvement, with the nation advancing 11 slots to secure the 75th position.

 

This progress in the 2024 GPI, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace based in Sydney, offers a fresh perspective on the country's relative peace and stability.

 

The GPI evaluates 163 countries and territories, representing 99.7% of the global population. It uses three main criteria: social safety and security, ongoing domestic and international conflicts, and militarisation.

 

Thailand performed decently in social safety and ongoing conflicts but excelled in militarisation, placing among the top 20 globally for military capability, technology, and readiness.

 

Despite this progress, Thailand still trails behind many of its Southeast Asian peers. Within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), only the Philippines and Myanmar ranked lower.

 

Singapore emerged as the most peaceful country in the region, ranking 5th globally, followed by Malaysia at 10th.

 

Other ASEAN nations like Vietnam, Indonesia, Laos, and Cambodia also ranked ahead of Thailand. Brunei was not included in the survey.

 

The top spot for the most peaceful country in the world went to Iceland, while Yemen was deemed the least peaceful.

 

The Middle East and North Africa, home to four of the ten least peaceful countries, including Sudan and Yemen, were identified as the most dangerous regions globally.

 

The report cautioned about growing global unrest, as 92 countries are now engaged in cross-border conflicts, the highest number since the GPI began in 2008.

 

This trend is attributed to increased rivalry among great powers and the more aggressive stance of middle-level powers within their regions.

 

Thailand’s improved ranking offers a glimmer of hope and progress, but it also underscores the ongoing challenges the country faces both within and beyond its borders.

 

Picture courtesy: Wikipedia

 

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-- 2024-06-17

 

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5 minutes ago, webfact said:

Thailand's standing in the Global Peace Index (GPI) has seen a notable improvement, with the nation advancing 11 slots to secure the 75th position.

 

It'd amazing what the purchase of a few submarines can achieve!

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5 hours ago, webfact said:

This progress in the 2024 GPI, published by the Institute for Economics & Peace based in Sydney, offers a fresh perspective on the country's relative peace and stability.

Killing each other on a daily basis?

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How can Thailand lay any claims to peace and democracy when it won't even endorse the proposals to end the Ukraine war as proposed by most of the world's countries at the recent Switzerland peace forum? Thailand has long been one of the world's greatest fence sitters rather than a country with admirable ideals.

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7 hours ago, webfact said:

Thailand’s improved ranking offers a glimmer of hope and progress

Thailand falls between Tunisia and Armenia, and scores worse than several communist countries. I'm not impressed.

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