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And Now for Some Good News: Where the World is Getting Better

BY DANIEL GANZ

The most fragile — and the most worsened — countries tend to attract the most attention in the Fragile States Index (FSI). However, the reality is that the majority of countries are improving based on the FSI’s trends, and a number of countries have made considerable progress in the past decade based on their FSI scores. These examples demonstrate that a long-term commitment to peace and reconciliation, poverty reduction, and economic growth collectively contributes to a government’s legitimization, and ultimately, the stability of its country.

Since his rise to power ten years ago, Cuba’s leader Raul Castro has accomplished more to improve Cuba-U.S. relations, usher in modern technologies, and stimulate its economy than his brother had done in the previous half a century. These incremental changes in Cuba’s political, economic, and social landscapes contributed to the historic events of 2016 that included the US easing trade restrictions to Cuba, diplomatic ties between the EU and Cuba were established, and President Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the country in 88 years.

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Fragile States Index 2017 – Annual Report

BY J.J. MESSNER, NATE HAKEN, HANNAH BLYTH, CHRISTINA MURPHY, AMANDA QUINN, GEORGE LEHNER, DANIEL GANZ

The Fragile States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Fragile States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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3 Partners for Peace Stories that put a human face on complex, grassroots-driven peace building efforts in the #NigerDelta #ffp #Nigeria @P4P_NigerDelta @PINDFoundation @NdpIfdn via @YouTube

Great clip from #FFP's @FiertzNatalie on how #COVID19 has driven global fragility. #fsi @Lizhume4peace via @YouTube

Are you interested in learning how to use #GIS for #peacebuilding? Join AfP & Data Science for Sustainable Development on Aug 5 at 11am ET for an Introductory Workshop on GIS for Peacebuilding

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Nearly 20 members of the House led a bipartisan letter 1 month ago to call on @WhiteHouse to hasten the implementation of the #GlobalFragilityAct & name priority countries.

⚠ The #GFA is more important than ever after the destabilizing effects of #COVID

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Leads Letter to President Biden Urging Swift Implementation of the Global Fragility Act | Congresswoman Sara Jacobs

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It's time to prevent conflict. We call on the @WhiteHouse to release #GlobalFragilityAct priority countries & begin swift implementation.

👋We support bipartisan leadership from @SaraJacobsCA @GregMeeksNYC @RepMcCaul @RepAdamSmith @RepMeijer w/ this call

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs Leads Letter to President Biden Urging Swift Implementation of the Global Fragility Act | Congresswoman Sara Jacobs

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