Category Archives: Kathleen Smith

Rising Authoritarianism in El Salvador: What Happens After the Crisis

BY KATHLEEN SMITH Even as COVID-19 struck, the very popular new El Salvadorian president, Nayib Bukele, was taking a hardline approach to dealing with a raging gang violence problem, and it seemed to be working. In 2018, the intentional homicide rate was the worst in the world at 52 per 100,000 people.1 By the end […]

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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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