Category Archives: Analysis

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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Liberia: Mitigating Conflict through Responsible Resource Distribution and Management

BY KRISTA HENDRY AND GEORGE WAH WILLIAMS Over the past decade, the Liberian economy has rebounded from fourteen years of civil war. Its GDP has had measurable growth since 2004 and the African Development Bank predicts a growth rate of over 7% in 2013. This is in part due to financial and technical aid from […]

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State of Emergency in Nigeria: Balancing Hard Security with Peacebuilding

BY NATE HAKEN AND BENJAMIN KAUFMAN On 15 May 2013, President Goodluck Jonathan imposed a state of emergency in three states in northeastern Nigeria. In a televised statement, he called for “extraordinary measures to restore normalcy” in Borno, Yobe and Adawama states, where the domestic non-state armed group(s) Jama’atu Ahlus-Sunnah Lidda’Awati Wal Jihad (JAS), commonly […]

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U.S. Strategies on Iran Nuclear Development

BY KENNAN HEDRICK As pressure from Israel builds and international sanctions against Iran continually weaken the Iranian economy, President Obama has repeatedly asserted his policy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran and his willingness to use force if necessary. In light of this policy, what is the best strategy to prevent a nuclear-armed Iran, and how […]

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Nervousness Surrounds Kenyan Elections

BY NORA LONCSAR* On March 4, Kenyans will once again vote for their local and national leaders. The increase in violence in the last year has raised fears among some national and international observers of the potential for another bloody ballot. In early 2007, the world watched in horror at the events unfolding in Kenya […]

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Responsible Investment in the New Libya

BY J.J. MESSNER Libya is currently undergoing a period of reconstruction after having endured a months-long civil war that brought to an end over four decades of dictatorial rule by Colonel Muammar al-Qadhafi. As the country stabilizes and rebuilds, there will be significant interest in new and renewed investment in the country. It will be […]

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Programs Director Emily Sample (@eefsample) writes about the importance of integrating gendered analysis in the climate security agenda in order to achieve efficient international security policies.
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Climate Security Fellows Report 2021

By Esther Sperling These are unprecedented times. The world continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic, while democracies and economies around the glob...

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"Women Build Peace in Colombia’s Turbulent Pacific region amid slow progress of a national peace accord" @USIP. The #fragilestatesindex encourages political power sharing where women form an integral part in decision-making spheres.

Women Build Peace in Colombia‘s Turbulent Pacific Region

Colombia‘s most violent region is its Pacific coast, where smaller rebel forces and criminal groups kill or abduct those who challenge their con...

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