International Security

These are the world's most fragile states

A general view shows damaged buildings in the northwestern Homs district of Al Waer January 18, 2015.  REUTERS/Stringer (SYRIA - Tags: CITYSCAPE CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT) - RTR4LWWS

Syria is ranked no.4 on the 2016 Fragile States Index Image: REUTERS/Stringer

Adam Shirley
The Big Picture
Explore and monitor how International Security is affecting economies, industries and global issues
A hand holding a looking glass by a lake
Crowdsource Innovation
Get involved with our crowdsourced digital platform to deliver impact at scale
Stay up to date:

International Security

 World's most fragile states 2016
Image: Fragile States Index 2016
 Country fragility colour map
Image: Fragile States Index 2016
Don't miss any update on this topic

Create a free account and access your personalized content collection with our latest publications and analyses.

Sign up for free

License and Republishing

World Economic Forum articles may be republished in accordance with the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License, and in accordance with our Terms of Use.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author alone and not the World Economic Forum.

World Economic Forum logo
Global Agenda

The Agenda Weekly

A weekly update of the most important issues driving the global agenda

Subscribe today

You can unsubscribe at any time using the link in our emails. For more details, review our privacy policy.

What is World Humanitarian Day and why is it important? 

Joe Myers

August 18, 2023


About Us



Partners & Members

  • Join Us

Language Editions

Privacy Policy & Terms of Service

© 2023 World Economic Forum