Monday, August 06, 2007

Failed States Index

For the past three years, Foreign Policy Magazine has released a list of the sixty states that are most vulnerable to failure. As Americans know too well, failed states are often the preferred neighborhoods of terrorists. Terrorism aside, globalization fosters an environment in which the problems of these weak states become transnational in nature. It's no coincidence that Sudan and Chad--two countries teetering on the edge of collapse--share a border.

Here's a List of the Top 10:
1. Sudan
2. Iraq
3. Somalia
4. Zimbabwe
5. Chad
6. Ivory Coast
7. Democratic Republic of the Congo
8. Afghanistan
9. Guinea
10. Central African Republic

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