Reality Check: How Bad Are They?
Worlds apart in language, culture, and daily routine, the top failed states still share a quality of life that is at best difficult and at worst fatal for the majority of the population.
Antonin Kratochvil / VII Network
SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images
SPENCER PLATT/GETTY IMAGES
BEHROUZ MEHRI/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
LEE CELANO/Getty Images
KAMBOU SIA/AFP/GETTY IMAGES
More from Foreign Policy
At Long Last, the Foreign Service Gets the Netflix Treatment
Keri Russell gets Drexel furniture but no Senate confirmation hearing.
How Macron Is Blocking EU Strategy on Russia and China
As a strategic consensus emerges in Europe, France is in the way.
What the Bush-Obama China Memos Reveal
Newly declassified documents contain important lessons for U.S. China policy.
Russia’s Boom Business Goes Bust
Moscow’s arms exports have fallen to levels not seen since the Soviet Union’s collapse.