FPTV does the Failed States Index

We got a lot of feedback about the 2007 Failed States Index. But one group was particularly keen to have their views heard: the governments of some of the most vulnerable states on the index. So we sat down with the ambassadors from Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and others to get their reactions to being ranked ...

We got a lot of feedback about the 2007 Failed States Index. But one group was particularly keen to have their views heard: the governments of some of the most vulnerable states on the index. So we sat down with the ambassadors from Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and others to get their reactions to being ranked among the world's weakest states. Here's what they said.

We got a lot of feedback about the 2007 Failed States Index. But one group was particularly keen to have their views heard: the governments of some of the most vulnerable states on the index. So we sat down with the ambassadors from Afghanistan, Somalia, Pakistan, and others to get their reactions to being ranked among the world's weakest states. Here's what they said.

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