FFP:The Failed States Index 2012: The Book

Published June 18, 2012
By J. J. MessnerNate HakenKrista HendryPatricia TaftKendall LawrenceTierney AndersonRaphaël Jaeger,Natalie ManningFelipe UmañaAmelia Whitehead
Publication CFSIR1210
Report available in PDF and Flash formats

The Failed States Index, produced by The Fund for Peace, is a critical tool in highlighting not only the normal pressures that all states experience, but also in identifying when those pressures are pushing a state towards the brink of failure. By highlighting pertinent issues in weak and failing states, The Failed States Index—and the social science framework and software application upon which it is built—makes political risk assessment and early warning of conflict accessible to policy-makers and the public at large.

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HRW.ORG:“The Government Could Have Stopped This”

Sectarian Violence and Ensuing Abuses in Burma’s Arakan State
AUGUST 1, 2012
This report describes how the Burmese authorities failed to take adequate measures to stem rising tensions and the outbreak of sectarian violence in Arakan State. Though the army eventually contained the mob violence in the state capital, Sittwe, both Arakan and Rohingya witnesses told Human Rights Watch that government forces stood by while members from each community attacked the other, razing villages and committing an unknown number of killings.The report is based on 57 interviews conducted in June and July 2012 with affected Arakan, Rohingya, and others in Burma and in Bangladesh, where Rohingya have sought refuge from the violence and abuses.

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ISBN: 1-56432-922