Latest Publications from The Fund for Peace

 


 
Fragile States Index 2014: Somalia Displaced as Most-Fragile State
Published June 17, 2015
By J.J. Messner & Hannah Blyth
 
South Sudan has topped the Fragile States Index for the second year in succession, as the country continues to be wracked by internal conflict, fractious politics, and poverty. South Sudan is joined at the most fragile end of the Index by countries that have long struggled, such as Somalia, Central African Republic, Sudan, and D.R. Congo.
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Tough Neighborhood: Kenya Weathers Regional Instability
Published June 24, 2014
By Patricia Taft & Kendall Lawrence
 
Long considered an anchor of relative stability in East Africa, Kenya is considered to be one of the strongest emerging markets in Africa. Despite significant pressures, their economy continues impressive growth, with the World Bank projecting continued gains over the next few years.
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A Long Way from the Orange Revolution: Ukraine’s Fall from Grace
Published June 17, 2015
By Hannah Blyth
 
With the memories of optimism that came with the 2004 Orange Revolution fading, 2014 saw Ukraine once again become a regular fixture in the media headlines, but this time for far less hopeful reasons. This sharp decent in fragility has been clearly reflected in Ukraine’s score in the 2015 Fragile States Index.
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How Renewable Energy Can Learn from the Carbon-Based Energy Sector
Published June 10, 2015
By J.J. Messner & Hannah Blyth
 
As pressure builds for the world economy to expedite a shift away from coal, oil, and natural gas in order to avert the effects of climate change, attention will turn to cleaner energy, such as wind, solar, and hydro power. This should be applauded. But we should not kid ourselves that clean energy will be completely free of challenges.
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Conflict Briefing: Warri South West, Delta State
Published May 6, 2015
By Hannah Blyth
 
Compounded by intra-communal tensions, a legacy of inter-communal violence, competing political interests, and underlying socio-economic conflict drivers, the Export Processing Zone (EPZ) project in the vicinity of Ugborodo Community, Warri South West, Delta State has been fraught with delays and controversy.
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Voices of Peace from the Niger Delta
Published April 21, 2014
By Laura Brisard
 
From the outside, conflict dynamics can be bewildering in their complexity, particularly in a country as vast as Nigeria with telescoping fault-lines and polarities. Conflict in Nigeria has included an insurgency in the Niger Delta which deescalated in 2009 as a result of an amnesty program for militants, periodic outbreaks of killing in the Middle Belt, and rising levels of violence in the Northeast.
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