Many nations that were already on the brink in good times are sliding closer and closer to becoming failed states as the global economic slump continues. Foreign Policy
magazine, in conjunction with The Fund for Peace,
has compiled a list of the world’s top failed states using 12 indicators ranging from "external intervention" to "uneven development." We’ll speak with Elizabeth Dickinson,
Assistant Editor at Foreign Policy Magazine
who helped compile the report.
You can read the Failed States 2008 Index here.