Fragile State Index 2016
(Fund for Peace)
The FSI focuses on the indicators of risk and is based on thousands of articles and reports that are processed by our CAST Software from electronically available sources.
2016 Global Peace Index
(Institute for Economics and Peace)
The 2016 Global Peace Index shows that the world became less peaceful in the last year. Results also show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict.
CrisisWatch | Tracking Conflict Worldwide
(International Crisis Group)
“From Trump to Merkel: how the world is divided between fear and openness”
Two major concepts define the political struggle in the west today. One can be termed “globalism”, which is currently most prominently represented by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel. The other is “territorialism”, a view that the very likely Republican candidate for the US elections in November, Donald Trump, represents.
“The War of Western Failures: Hopes for Syria Fall with Aleppo”
The siege of Aleppo is a humanitarian catastrophe on a dramatic scale — and a victory for Russian President Vladimir Putin. He has seized on the Syrian civil war to expose an impotent West and show his own geopolitical muscle.
“These 5 Facts Explain Why Europe Is Ground Zero for Terrorism”
From demography to political demagoguery, Iooking at why Europe has ended up in the crosshairs of ISIS
Crisis Watch: Tracking Conflict Worldwide
International Crisis Group
10 Conflicts to Watch in 2017
Jean-Marie Guéhenno, International Crisis Group
(Originally published in Foreign Policy)
From Turkey to Mexico, the list of the world’s most volatile flashpoints got a lot more unpredictable this year.
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