Category Archives: Nate Haken

Fragile States Index 2020

BY FUND FOR PEACE 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 towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The […]

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Democracies Under Pressure

BY NATE HAKEN On debate stages, behind pulpits, in lecture halls, journals, books, and op-ed pages, experts and politicians grapple with causes, implications, and solutions to the issue of growing divisiveness across the world’s democracies. Some point to growing inequality and the need for safety nets in the face of demographic pressures and climate change. […]

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Iraq’s Improving Trajectory

BY NATE HAKEN AND SARAH COCKEY Access to safe water has always been a fundamental driver of conflict around the world. The worst drought in hundreds of years preceded the Syria crisis in 2011 and fueled unrest in Yemen. Changing rain patterns and desertification have brought farmers and herders into lethal violence, killing over ten […]

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Fragile States Index 2019

BY FUND FOR PEACE 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 towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The […]

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Understanding Resilience: The Case of Somalia

BY NATE HAKEN Global efforts at poverty reduction through infrastructure and institution-building have been an overwhelming international success, with poverty rates having dropped precipitously in the last twenty years. However, there is a glaring exception. In fragile states, with protracted or recurrent crisis, international and multilateral development efforts have not worked. In this “last mile”, […]

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Beyond Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND NATE HAKEN In the last decade, social networks and information technology have developed in such a way as to contribute to the proliferation of both spontaneous and coordinated political violence in Nigeria. However, at the same time, a robust network of peace actors has emerged to prevent and manage election violence. […]

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Beyond #Hashtags: Leveraging Networks for the Prevention of Election Violence in Nigeria

BY PATRICIA TAFT AND NATE HAKEN The Fund for Peace is pleased to release new research supported by the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on the optimization and leveraging of networks to prevent election violence in Nigeria. The findings of this research will be released as a Handbook by USIP in late 2018, and […]

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USIP Election Violence Risk Assessment

BY U.S. INSTITUTE OF PEACE AND THE FUND FOR PEACE The Fund for Peace is pleased to have contributed to the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Election Violence Risk Assessment (EVRA) in Nigeria’s Rivers State in April 2018. The EVRA identifies political and technical vulnerabilities to electoral violence in eight states throughout Nigeria, as well as […]

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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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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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Some scholars claim that conditions for civil violence in the U.S. are the worst since the 19th century. FFP Program Manager Charles Fiertz weighs in with some context @ABCaustralia.

This model forecast the US's current unrest a decade ago. It now says 'civil war'

"Is the US headed for another civil war? In a word, yes."

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With mass protests against racial injustice, soaring unemployment, impeachment, concerns of voter disenfranchisement, and 130,000 people dead from COVID-19, can the US be called a failed state? FFP's Charles Fiertz says, “No,” in an interview with @VICE.

Is the U.S. a Failed State?

Indicators are bad, but decline isn’t predetermined.

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