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21 Jun 2017 description
report Fund for Peace

FACTIONALIZATION AND GROUP GRIEVANCE FUEL RISE IN INSTABILITY

J. J. MESSNER

18 Jun 2015 description
report Fund for Peace

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

26 Jun 2014 description
report Fund for Peace

Somalia Displaced as Most-Fragile State

Published June 24, 2014 By J. J. Messner

As much as the 2014 Fragile States Index is significant for being the tenth anniversary of the Index (and for being the first to be named “Fragile States Index” rather than “Failed States Index”), it is especially notable for the change at the top: after six years in the number one position, Somalia has finally been overtaken, leaving South Sudan as the most fragile state in the world.

18 Jun 2012 description
report Fund for Peace

Contact: J.J. Messner Office: +1 202 223 7940 x 211 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

2012 Failed States Index Released: Somalia ranked most troubled state for 5th straight year; Finland remains at best position; Libya, Japan and Syria Tumble

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Fund for Peace today released the eighth edition of its annual Failed States Index (FSI), highlighting global political, economic and social pressures experienced by states.