Political Risk

Somalia, Yemen Tops World’s Most Failed State Index

“Somalia gained new notoriety this week, as revelations about recent U.S. drone strikes there surfaced and the Eastern African nation was ranked first on a list of the most failed states in the world.

The Fund for Peace launched its 2011 Failed State Index at an event earlier this week, listing Somalia as No. 1 for the fourth year in a row, due to a combination of ‘widespread lawlessness, ineffective government, terrorism, insurgency, crime, abysmal development and piracy.’ “

(Somalia, Yemen Tops World’s Most Failed State Index – ABC News)

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