Publications and Reports

Press Release: Failed States Index 2013 Released

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2013 Failed States Index Released: Somalia ranked most troubled state for 6th straight year; Finland remains at best position; Mali, Mauritania, Syria and Burkina Faso fall; Japan recovers. WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Fund for Peace today released the ninth edition of its annual Failed States Index (FSI), highlighting global political, economic and […]

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FFP Annual Report to the Voluntary Principles Plenary 2013

Report for the Calendar Year 2012 A. Commitment 1. Statement of commitment or endorsement of the Voluntary Principles. The Fund for Peace (FFP) is strongly committed to continuing its support of the Voluntary Principles on Security & Human Rights (VPs). We publicly endorse the VPs on our website and undertake efforts to raise public awareness […]

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National Reconciliation in Grand Gedeh

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND GEORGE WAH WILLIAMS On a clear day in the middle of the dry season, it can take up to fifteen hours to travel less than 475 kilometers (350 miles) from Liberia’s capital city of Monrovia to Zwedru, the capital of Grand Gedeh County. Grand Gedeh lies in the southeast corner of […]

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Human Rights & Business Roundtable Annual Report 2012

BY J.J. MESSNER, TIERNEY ANDERSON, ERIN CRANDELL, NATALIE WHITE The mission of The Human Rights & Business Roundtable is to promote the rule of law and open societies. Launched in 1996, the Roundtable was the first forum designed for multinational businesses and mainstream human rights organizations to discuss issues of common concern in an atmosphere […]

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Nigeria: Beyond Terror and Militants

BY NATE HAKEN, FILIPA CARREIRA, ELIZAVETA EGOROVA, RACHEL HERSH Not every explosion in northern Nigeria stems from the radicalism of Boko Haram. Nor is every outbreak of violence in the Niger Delta the result of militants fighting over oil revenues. Rather, violence in its different forms is an expression of a broader and deeper fabric […]

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Threats in the Straits of Malacca

BY FELIPE UMANA The Straits of Malacca consist of a narrow but lengthy waterway that extends more than 500 miles from the eastern limits of the Andaman Sea to the South China Sea in Southeast Asia. Straddling the sea route between the Indonesian island of Sumatra, the Thai-Malay Peninsula, and the small city-state of Singapore, […]

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Roundtable on Conflict-Free Gold

BY SONIA HAUSEN On the 7th of September 2011, members of civil society, government, and the private sector convened in New York City to discuss the World Gold Council’s (WGC) draft Conflict-Free Gold Standards. The day-long Roundtable was facilitated by the independent, nonpartisan, and nonprofit organization, The Fund for Peace. WGC, the initiator of the […]

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North Korean WMD Trading Relationships

BY JONAS VAICIKONIS The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), or North Korea, threatens world security by hastening the spread of nuclear weapons and related technologies to state and non-state actors interested in acquiring nuclear weapons. The North uses two pathways to acquire banned nuclear equipment for itself and for others: through state-to-state contact and […]

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FFP’s Hannah Blyth discusses the importance of local engagement and buy-in for in-country implementation of the #VPSHR, using the example of #Ghana

Proud to work with the @AfDB_Group on their Country Resilience and Fragility Assessment tool training in Mozambique #Africa #Resilience

FFP Executive Director J.J. Messner led a high-level dinner Roundtable in London on benchmarking political risk for investors in emerging markets