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The Fallacy of Failed States

Suchitra Vijayan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Suchitra Vijayan

A critique of the annual Failed (Fragile) State Index by Fund for Peace "There is no steady unretracing progress in this life; we do not advance th...

Fragile States/Fragile Families

Robert Walker | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
Robert Walker

Behind every country that erupts into civil war, falls victim to famine or flubs in respond to a natural disaster is a government that has failed to protect its citizens.

Postcards From Hell, 2012

Foreign Policy | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

The"failed state" label may conjure up undifferentiated images of poverty and squalor, but a range of troubles plague the 60 countries atop this year'...

Iraq's Lesson for Libya: Thousands of Armed, Young, and Unemployed Men Now Need Jobs

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.31.2012 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Is the National Transitional Council a legitimate, representative body? When will elections be held? Is the new Libya going to be run by Islamists? Certainly these are important issues. Just as important, however, is the Libyan economy and how to get Libyans back to work.