Author Archives: fundforpeace

Stability in the Sahel Region Will Require More Than Just Counter-Terrorism

BY CHRISTINA MURPHY The deaths of four U.S. soldiers in a remote region of Niger in October 2017 suddenly brought the Sahel region of West Africa to the attention of the American public and lawmakers, many of whom were previously unaware of there being any American military engagement in the region. The soldiers and their […]

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It’s (Not) the Economy, Stupid

BY NATE HAKEN It was a rough year for the United States in 2017. It was the country’s worst year for hurricanes – Irma, Harvey, and Maria caused hundreds of billions of dollars’ worth of damage in the Gulf Coast. It was the worst year for wildfires – over a million acres burned in California […]

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Scraping the Barrel: Oil-Dependent Venezuela in Free-Fall

BY HANNAH BLYTH When the 14-year rule of the populist President Hugo Chávez came to an end upon his death in 2013, Venezuela was already well down the path to instability. Chávez’s death made way for his handpicked successor Nicolás Maduro who, in stark contrast to Chávez’s cult of personality, many Venezuelans have come to […]

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Fragile States Index 2018 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, PATRICIA TAFT, IGNATIUS ONYEKWERE, HANNAH BLYTH, CHARLES FIERTZ, CHRISTINA MURPHY, AMANDA QUINN, MCKENZIE HORWITZ   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 […]

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2018 Fragile States Index: Qatar Most-Worsened Country; United States Worsens Significantly Due to Social and Political Pressures

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE APRIL 23, 2018 Media Contact: Charles Fiertz, [email protected] Washington, D.C. — April 23, 2018 — Following a tumultuous year around the globe, Qatar, Spain, Venezuela, the United States and Yemen have been assessed as the world’s most-worsened countries according to the Fragile States Index, released by The Fund for Peace today. Ultimately […]

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Digital technologies present new opportunities to ⬆️ the effectiveness of peacekeeping ops. & the safety & security of peacekeepers.

In line w/ #A4P+, the Digital Transformation of UN peacekeeping aims to harness the potential of digital technologies. #PKMinisterial @ROK_Mission

🤖Green tech
👩‍💻Virtual meetings
🚎Smart cities

Digital technologies are already a key part of solutions to the climate crisis.

This week's #IGF2021 explores how a truly green internet can boost #ClimateAction. https://t.co/m3sRzeWzwp

Tomorrow with @NEDemocracy: Youth-led protest movements in West Africa are growing stronger as they push back against repression and injustice. How can they transform their protests into platforms that offer concrete democratic change? #WestAfricaDemocracy

Safeguarding Democracy in West Africa

Join USIP and the National Endowment for Democracy for a virtual discussion on safeguarding democracy in West Africa through youth-led movements. Yout...

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