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Failed_States_Index_2010_iThe FSI focuses on the indicators of risk and is based on thousands of articles and reports.

Its encouraged to utilize the Failed States Index to develop ideas for promoting greater stability worldwide. We hope the Index will spur conversations, encourage debate, and most of all help guide strategies for sustainable security.

The Twelve Indicators

Social Indicators

I-1.  Mounting Demographic Pressures (Iran scores 6.4/10)
I-2.  Massive Movement of Refugees or Internally Displaced Persons creating Complex Humanitarian Emergencies (8.3)
I-3.  Legacy of Vengeance-Seeking Group Grievance or Group Paranoia (8.1)
I-4.  Chronic and Sustained Human Flight (7.1)

Economic Indicators

I-5.  Uneven Economic Development along Group Lines (7.3)
I-6.  Sharp and/or Severe Economic Decline (5.5)

Political Indicators

I-7.  Criminalization and/or Delegitimization of the State (9.0)
I-8.  Progressive Deterioration of Public Services (5.9)
I-9.  Suspension or Arbitrary Application of the Rule of Law and Widespread  Violation of Human Rights (9.4)
I-10. Security Apparatus Operates as a “State Within a State” (8.9)
I-11. Rise of Factionalized Elites (9.5)
I-12. Intervention of Other States or External Political Actors (6.6)


Source: The Fund For Peace