Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Tajikistan: “A Tightly Controlled Environment”

BY EMILY SAMPLE Tajikistan is the smallest and poorest country in the central Asian region and is almost completely enveloped within the Pamir mountain range. In 2020, Tajikistan’s indicator rankings held mostly steady across the board. Despite this seeming lack of change, these scores reflect a resilience to the potential downward spiral that was possible […]

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Young and Resilient: Timor-Leste in the Time of COVID-19

BY NATALIE FIERTZ When the Global Health Security Index was released in late October 2019, barely more than a month before COVID-19 infected its first person, Timor-Leste was ranked 166th out of 195 countries. Poor – the country has a GDP per capita of just over $1500, the lowest in East Asia – and with […]

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Towards Inclusive Employment for Peace

BY ELIZABETH KARIUKI – INTERNATIONAL ALERT International Alert is a peacebuilding charity that has worked for 30 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace in communities affected by violent conflict.

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Searching for Hope in Lebanon’s Compounding Crises

BY RUTH SIMPSON – INTERNATIONAL ALERT International Alert is a peacebuilding charity that has worked for 30 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace in communities affected by violent conflict. Since the nationwide protest movement that swept the country in October 2019, Lebanon – the country and its people – has been experiencing intersecting […]

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Turning Up the Heat: Climate Change, Fragility, and Conflict

BY JESSICA HARTOG – INTERNATIONAL ALERT International Alert is a peacebuilding charity that has worked for 30 years to lay the foundations for lasting peace in communities affected by violent conflict. The conflict and fragility landscape is getting increasingly complex as the influence of non-state actors, technology and renewed geopolitical competition has accelerated. In 2020 […]

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"Germany’s response to the #COVID19 pandemic instilled confidence and undercut the appeal of political extremism. By contrast, in Spain, [far-right]Vox got their second wind."

@DaniBatterman on the nuanced ways COVID is driving politics in Europe #FFP

Identifying local agency in communities on the 'front line' of climate change and fragility is key to addressing vulnerabilities writes @intalert's Jessica Hartog for the 2021 #FragileStatesIndex

Jobs do not = peace. While lack of employment fuels fragility in the Horn of Africa, Elizabeth Kariuki argues for a focus on inclusive economic development that addresses inequity and exclusion in the 2021 #FragileStatesIndex

↗️ United States
↗️ Armenia
↗️ Spain
↗️ Ethiopia
↗️ Romania
↗️ Lebanon
↗️ Argentina
↗️ Belgium
↗️ Azerbaijan
↗️ Peru
Get the full data on the countries with the biggest increase in fragility in the 2021 #FragileStatesIndex: https://t.co/ijPBVZpFfI

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