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A Potted History of “Failed States”

What version of the Third World in 2013 does Washington DC want to tell itself, and why? In the same week that investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill spoke of the need…..

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While we were tweeting…

The month of August came and went explosively in South Africa, with 34 striking miners killed in a hail of police bullets. Ten more have died in the protracted strike…..

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The failed index from hell*

We at Africa is a Country think Foreign Policy and the Fund for Peace should either radically rethink the Failed States Index, which they publish in collaboration each year, or abandon it altogether. We just can’t take it seriously: It’s a failed index.