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From Attempted Coup to Attempted Autocracy: A Year of Instability in Turkey

BY AMANDA QUINN Bordered by eight countries and situated between Europe and Asia, Turkey has been affected by geopolitical forces on multiple fronts. In recent years, a combination of internal and external pressures has pushed the country into challenging times, especially throughout 2016. Turkey’s overall score on the 2017 Fragile States Index worsened by 3.5 […]

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Falling Behind the Pack: Brazil Endures A Difficult Year of Self-Inflicted Troubles

BY GEORGE LEHNER Brazil showed a significant decline in the 2017 FSI, becoming the fourth most worsened country since 2016, largely as a result of a devastating recession, continued fallout from widespread political corruption probes, and the impeachment of its President. Overall, Brazil worsened by 2.9 points on its total score compared to the prior […]

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Problems of the Rainbow Nation Viewed Across the Full Spectrum

BY J.J. MESSNER Over the past decade, the Rainbow Nation has also traversed much of the color spectrum on the Fragile States Index (FSI) map. Though our color palette is simply representative of a country’s score – green to blue for the most stable, yellow to deep red for the most fragile – the changing […]

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And Now For Some Good News: Where the World is Getting Better

BY DANIEL GANZ The most fragile — and the most worsened — countries tend to attract the most attention in the Fragile States Index (FSI). However, the reality is that the majority of countries are improving based on the FSI’s trends, and a number of countries have made considerable progress in the past decade based […]

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Cracks in the Foundation: United States and United Kingdom

BY NATE HAKEN Society is more resilient to shocks when social, economic, political and security pressures are manageable. However, an improving economy does not guarantee social and political cohesion. The United States is a case in point. In 2016, unemployment (at 4.9%) was at a 9-year low; GDP per capita (at US$57,500) was at an […]

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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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