Special Report

Failed States 2013

If 2011 was the year in which the Arab uprisings showed the world that no dictator is forever, then 2012 was the year skeptics got ...


The 2013 Failed States Index – Interactive Map and Rankings

Rank Score Year: 2013 2012 2011 2010 RankTotalCountryDemographic PressuresRefugees/IDPsGroup GrievanceHuman FlightUneven DevelopmentEconomic DeclineDelegitimization of the StatePublic ServicesHuman RightsSecurity ApparatusFactionalized ElitesExternal Intervention Notes Some areas on the map ...


Can Silicon Valley Save the World?

Defeating global poverty is the latest start-up trend. But is there really an app for that?


The Invisible State

It's time we admit the Democratic Republic of Congo does not exist.


‘You Can’t Eat Sharia’

Egypt is on the brink -- not of something better than the old Mubarak dictatorship, but of something even worse.


Europe’s Basket Case

Has Greece's dysfunction reached the point of permanent crisis?


‘There’s No Such Thing as a Failed State’

The father of emerging markets says we shouldn't give up on the world's Somalias and Zimbabwes.


Does It Take a Village?

Jeffrey Sachs dazzled the development world with his plan to end poverty. But now critics say there's no way to prove whether it works.


Mad Libs: Africa Rising?

FP asked more than 60 experts to fill in the blanks on the state of politics in Africa and whether its much-touted economic rise is for real.

Think Again

Think Again: Working Women

Why American women are better off than the lean-inners and have-it-allers realize.

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