Category Archives: J.J. Messner

Failed States Index 2013: What Were You Expecting?

BY J.J. MESSNER In compiling the 2013 Failed States Index (FSI), there was some optimism at The Fund for Peace that we would finally see Somalia climb out of first place on the Index after having been firmly anchored in top position for five straight years, especially given the encouraging signs that have been emanating […]

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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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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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