Friday, July 2, 2010

Failed States: The Metrics of Decay

The July/August 2010 issue of Foreign Policy is "The Bad Guy" issue... Apparently the "Axis of Evil" has been replaced with "The Committee to Destroy the World." Some of the worst dictators, leading the worst nations of the world.

Included in this issue is the 2010 Failed States Index:
This year's index draws on 90,000 publicly available sources to analyze 177 countries and rate them on 12 metrics of state decay -- from refugee flows to economic implosion, human rights violations to security threats. Taken together, a country's performance on this battery of indicators tells us how stable -- or unstable -- it is.


Holding steady at number one for the third year in a row, the winner and still champion of the failed states, Somalia!

Via Coming Anarchy

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2 Comments:

At Friday, July 02, 2010 , Blogger Barrett said...

What, they don't know if Newfoundland is a failed state or not?

And I thought Iceland already failed over a year ago.

 
At Friday, July 02, 2010 , Blogger Cartophiliac said...

RE: Newfoundland: Like Greenland, they just cannot imagine anyone living there...

RE: Iceland: "from refugee flows to economic implosion, human rights violations to security threats"

While they may be having economic implosion, they still avoid all the other metrics...

 

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