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The security component of the CDI compares rich countries on military actions that affect developing countries. Countries are given credit for financial and personnel contributions to UN-run or internationally sanctioned peacekeeping and humanitarian interventions, efforts to protect and secure sea lanes for global trade and participating in international security treaties and regimes such as the International Criminal Court. Countries are penalised for exporting weapons to undemocratic countries with heavy military spending.
Europe's Security Policies
Europe’s top performers on Security
Positions naval fleet to protect sea lanes vital for international trade
Highest per capita financial and personnel contributions to internationally sanctioned peacekeeping and humanitarian interventions in the CDI
Few arms exports to poor and undemocratic governments
Significant financial and personnel contributions to UN peacekeeping operations over the last decade
Europe’s lowest performers on Security
Highest arms exports by share of GDP to poor and undemocratic governments in the CDI
Has not ratified the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM)
High level of arms exports to poor and undemocratic governments
Small financial and personnel contributions to internationally sanctioned peacekeeping and humanitarian interventions over the last decade
Europe’s overall score on the security component has steadily decreased since 2007, and Europe is now outperformed by all other CDI countries other than South Korea.