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Monday, July 1st, 2013

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 for the USA to “take a humility pill” in order to become a properly functioning democracy with a government truly accountable to its people, we’ve

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

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...