Friday, July 1, 2016
Fragile States Index
Business Insider: The world's 25 most fragile states
The Fund for Peace has released its annual ranking of the world's least-stable countries, now known as the Fragile State Index. The rankings are based on 12 metrics, including access to public services, the prevalence of refugees and internally displaced people, human-rights conditions, and the legitimacy of the state.
Scandinavian countries round out the bottom of the ranking as the least fragile nations. Amazingly, Syria — which has entered its sixth year of civil war — isn't the most fragile state in the world, according to the survey.
Here are the countries Fund for Peace says are the most fragile in the world:
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Update: Fragile States index (Foreign Policy)
WNU Editor: The Fund For Peace report is here.