Author Archives: Natalie Fiertz

Breaking the Cycle: Military Coups in West Africa

BY JULIETTE GALLO Rising social and economic stresses have eroded public confidence in institutions of democratic governance around the world.  In many countries, this has led to an increase in riots and protests.  In some countries, this has galvanized populist or autocratic movements.  In West and Central Africa, this has translated into a spate of […]

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Coming Apart at the Seams: Fragility in a Time of COVID-19

BY NATE HAKEN The last two years have challenged many assumptions about what it means to be fragile and what it means to be resilient.  Countries that were thought to be strong proved weak.  Problems that were thought to be straightforward proved complex.  It takes more than financial and human capital to manage and recover […]

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Security Pressures, Violence, and Nigeria’s 2023 Elections

BY NKASI WODU Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, is getting ready for its general elections next year, with two front liners from the two major parties emerging in a defining election. This election will be defining for Nigerians because the candidate sworn in on May 29, 2023, will be taking over the reins of a […]

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Brazil: Distrust and Fragmentation

BY NATALIE SILVEIRA A steady decline in social and political cohesion in Brazil over the last eight years, as measured by the FSI, has created a situation of increasing precarity.  This sharp worsening coincided with a reduction in public confidence in institutions following the 2016 impeachment of former President Dilma Rousseff.  As an indication of […]

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Haiti: Two Steps Forward – Three Steps Back

BY NATALIE SILVEIRA With President Jovenel Moïse’s inauguration in 2017, Haiti became the most improved country on the FSI 2018.  With his assassination in 2021, it is now among the most worsened.  Haiti is the poorest country in the western hemisphere and has been ranked among the fifteen most fragile countries in the world in […]

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Ranking 30th on the 2022 #FragileStatesIndex Pakistan has long struggled across fragility indicators. @AparnaPande identifies Pakistan's recent and long-term challenges, including political, economic, and environmental volatility

The fragile state of Pakistan

Fragile Pakistan’s economic, political and security challenges are dire as the fifth-most populous state enters an election year.

Misinformation and hate speech were used extensively by the Nazis to vilify Jews and justify the Holocaust. They are still being used to divide communities and incite violence today. #HolocaustRemembranceDay CC @UNHOP

Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland.

Home, belonging, and the Holocaust

This year, the theme of the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day, marked on Friday, is “home and belonging”, two concepts that were systematically...

[email protected] has published the first-ever issue of its #StateResilienceIndex 2022. If you have ever wondered which are the most & least #resilient countries worldwide & what the link is between women’s empowerment & #resilience, check out our article➡️

This year we made significant impact @CEPASDAfrica by reaching thousands of people both directly and indirectly via online & offline programs
Thank you team and partners for this giant feat @gpforg @fundforpeace @SFCG_ @macfound @NEDemocracy @FordFoundation @USAIDAfrica @UNESCO

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