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Cost Of War In 2013 Totaled $9.8T, Global Peace Index Shows

The Guardian published two articles highlighting the recently released annual Global Peace Index.

The Guardian: Global peace index charts ‘staggering’ $9.8tn cost of war
“The world’s costly drift away from peace continued last year, with nations spending an estimated $9.8 trillion (£5.8trn) on containing and dealing with violence, according to the latest annual Global Peace Index (GPI)…” (Jones, 6/18).

The Guardian: Global peace index 2014: every country ranked
The newspaper’s “DataBlog” examines the rankings of this year’s Global Peace Index (Arnett, 6/18).