What Foreign Policy's 2013 Failed State Index Isn't Telling Us

Fund for Peace again partnered with Foreign Policy Magazine (FP) to release their annual Failed States Index (FSI). FP primarily discusses the "most failed states" on the Index with the photo essay "Postcards from Hell," which is supposed to show what life is like in these countries. But one sensationalist photo after another doesn't even begin to explain life in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan and some of the other African countries referred to as "most failed states". The following photo essays show challenges and positive developments in the 15 African countries ranked at the top of the index. The photos choosen underscore the humanity and resilience of the people living in some of the world's most challenging situations.
7 Things Foreign Policy's Failed State Index Isn't Telling - Part 1

PHOTO ESSAYS: 7 Things Foreign Policy's Failed State Index Isn't Telling - Part 1

Foreign Policy Magazine and the Fund for Peace released their annual Failed States Index (FSI) for 2013 on June 24. The FSI has come under fire from critics like Elliot Ross and Claire Leigh for ...

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Women officers of the Somali national police are shown during a ceremony to inaugurate their training programme, conducted by the African Union Mission in Somalia.

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