Category Archives: Danielle Batterman

COVID and Political Extremism in Spain and Germany: Two Different Paths

BY DANIELLE BATTERMAN As the Syria refugee crisis escalated in 2015, an incipient movement of right-wing nationalism gained traction across Europe, including Germany. Spain, however, appeared relatively immune, until 2017 and the turmoil surrounding Catalonia’s push for autonomy. Then, with the onset of the pandemic, far right groups in both countries sought to capitalize, Vox […]

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Fragile States Index 2021 – Annual Report

BY NATALIE FIERTZ, NATE HAKEN, PATRICIA TAFT, EMILY SAMPLE, WENDY WILSON, SARAH COCKEY, DANIEL WOODBURN, ANNE-ELÉONORE DELEERSYNDER, ADÈLE DIOP, DANIELLE BATTERMAN, KATELIN REGER, KATHLEEN SMITH, NATOSHA HODUSKI, OLIVIA KRAMER 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 […]

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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:

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