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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Join #YoungGlobalLeader honoree and founder of the @wahidfoundation @yennywahid as she gives insight into the goings on of the #Asian continent at the #FragileStateIndex 2022 launch Wednesday, July 13th at 10am EDT. Register now: https://t.co/d92HZMsDcD

Listen to @FFP’s own VP of Research and Innovation @natehaken on the data collected by the #FragileStateIndex 2022 at the launch Wednesday, July 13th at 10am EDT. Register today: https://t.co/d92HZMKe4b

Focusing on #democracy, #conflict, or #governance? Register today for the #FragileStateIndex 2022 launch on Wednesday, July 13th at 10am EDT to hear @CarnegieEndow Senior Fellow and Co-Director @franceszbrown. Click here for more information: https://t.co/d92HZMsDcD

Read Coming Together or Coming Apart: An Analysis of Resilience and Freedoms of Media and Religion, focusing on Eastern #SouthAmerica, the #India subcontinent, and the #HornofAfrica today! Learn more here: https://t.co/yGUgOUGZ0Y (2/2)

With 80% of the world’s population identifying with a #religion, #faithcommunities represent a powerful driver for transformation and change. That's why we've teamed up with Radiant's #Faith&MediaInitiative to publish our report! (1/2)

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