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The FP Index: Ranking the Rich

Poverty is blamed for everything from terrorism to bird flu. Rich nations have never sounded more committed to stamping it out. Is it all just hot air? The fourth annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks 21 rich nations on whether they’re working to end global poverty -- or just making it worse.

Katherine Yester |

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The Failed States Index

Democracy may be spreading, but is the world more stable? In the second-annual Failed States Index, FP and the Fund for Peace track the countries on the edge of collapse.

Foreign Policy & The Fund for Peace |

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Tale of Two Chinas

In "The Dark Side of China's Rise" (March/April 2006), Minxin Pei described a country fraught with corruption, riddled with waste, and crippled by leaders who care more about riches than reform. That portrayal ruffled the feathers of those who believe China is the world's next superpower. Which is it? In this FP Roundtable, a handful of prominent scholars scrutinize whether China is rising or falling.

Katherine Yester |

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow

Albert Einstein claimed he never thought of the future. "It comes soon enough," he said. Foreign Policy decided to not grant 16 leading thinkers that luxury. Instead, to mark our 35th anniversary, we asked them to speculate on the ideas, values, and institutions the world takes for granted that may disappear in the next 35 years. Their answers range from fields as diverse as morals and religion to geopolitics and technology. We may be happy to see some of these "endangered species" make an exit, but others will be mourned. All of them will leave a mark.

Katherine Yester |

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Ranking the Rich 2005

The third annual CGD/FP Commitment to Development Index ranks the generosity of 21 rich nations on how they help or hinder the poor. The rich hand out vast sums of foreign aid, but they also put up enormous barriers to trade. They selflessly send soldiers to keep the peace, but then sell arms to Third World thugs. In the end, are the rich doing more harm than good?

Katherine Yester |

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Measuring Globalization

The fifth annual A.T. Kearney/Foreign Policy Globalization Index shows that global integration survived the turbulence of the Iraq war, a sharp economic downturn, and the failure of trade talks. Our ranking of political, economic, personal, and technological globalization in 62 countries reveals that the world is still coming together. Find out who's up, who's down, and how they got there.

Foreign Policy & A.T. Kearney |