We are pleased to present the ninth annual Failed States Index. The FSI focuses on the indicators of risk and is based on thousands of articles and reports that are processed by our CAST Software from electronically available sources.
We encourage others to utilize the Failed States Index to develop ideas for promoting greater stability worldwide. We hope the Index will spur conversations, encourage debate, and most of all help guide strategies for sustainable security.
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News and Events
2013 Failed States Index Launch Event
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009
2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005
2013 | 2012 | 2011 | Media
FAQ | Methodology | Indicators
Features & Analysis
FSI 2013: What Were You Expecting?
The Troubled Ten
Most-Worsened 2013: Mali
Most-Improved 2013: Japan
Delayed Effects: The Arab Spring
The Dark Side of State Building: South Sudan
Somalia: Check Back With Us Again Next Year
The Year of Red-Line Diplomacy
The Four D’s of Human Security
No State is an Island: A Multisectoral Approach
Methodology and Indicators
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