The Wealth-Peace Connection: Human Development Index and Global Peace Index in Middle Eastern Nations

Keywords: Middle East, Human Development Index, Global Peace Index

Abstract

This study investigates the relationship between the Human Development Index (HDI) and the Global Peace Index (GPI)  in the Middle East. This quantitative analysis employs the Pearson correlation coefficient formula, with HDI as the independent variable and GPI as the dependent variable. The literature review utilizes numerous sources, including journals, books, news media, and the internet. The research sample included Yemen, Afghanistan, Iraq, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, and Israel. HDI and GPI are strongly negatively correlated (-0.854), indicating that an increase in one variable (HDI) diminishes the other variable (GPI). Consequently, countries in the Middle East with higher levels of human development tend to have lower GPI scores, indicating that higher levels of human development are associated with a greater likelihood of peace in this region.

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Author Biography

Surwandono, Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta
Head Department (Master of International Relations) 

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Published
2023-06-30
How to Cite
Djailani, S. A., & Surwandono. (2023). The Wealth-Peace Connection: Human Development Index and Global Peace Index in Middle Eastern Nations . Jurnal Politik Profetik, 11(1), 72-86. https://doi.org/10.24252/profetik.v11i1a5
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