The Index of State Weakness in the Developing World provides policy-makers and researchers with a credible tool for analyzing and understanding the world's most vulnerable countries. Co-directed by Brookings Senior Fellow Susan Rice and Center for Global Development Research Fellow Stewart Patrick, the Index ranks and assesses 141 developing nations according to their relative performance in four critical spheres: economic, political, security and social welfare.
Ambassador Susan Rice: Libya Attack Not Premeditated! - Does she think we're so dumb that we will take her spin as fact, or is she just hoping we are. So a few peaceful souls just happened to pick 9/11 to protest a cheap, trashy YouTube flick; and as they passed, a few extremist types decided to come along with the heavy weapons just to add spice to the effort, and things just got out of hand. And these same folk just happened to also find the "SECRET" safe house, so they could mortar it.