Rectifying America's low peace-index ranking

Meeks, Gregory; Cobb, Sara
June 2007
Hill;6/26/2007, Vol. 14 Issue 77, p30
The article reports on the Global Peace Index (GPI) ranking for the 2007 in which the U.S. ranked 96th considered to be the least peaceful country. GPI's criteria included access to small weapons, percentage of population in prison, military expenditures and respect for human rights. It is stated that while advocating for civil liberties and individual freedom in the Middle East, the U.S. abrogated them in their own land. Furthermore, plans on how to rectify the rank is also presented.


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