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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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:

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:

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:

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: (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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