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The Fund for Peace is an independent Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit research and educational organization. Since its founding in 1957 by investment banker Randolph Compton, The Fund for Peace has been dedicated to preventing war and alleviating the conditions that cause war. Recently, research at The Fund for Peace has focused predominantly on identifying and reducing conflict stemming from weak or failed states. Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - City Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D... A non-profit organization (often called non-profit org or simply non-profit or not-for-profit) can be seen as an organization that doesnt have a goal to make a profit. ... Failed state is a controversial term intended to mean a weak state in which the central government has little practical control over much of its territory. ...


The Fund for Peace publishes The Failed States Index, which rates nations' relative stability based on social, economic, and political indicators such as demographic pressures, presence of refugees, uneven economic development or severe economic decline, and rise of factionalized elites, among others.

The Fund for Peace also considers, "Threat Convergence," or the idea that weak and failing states may contribute to global security threats such as the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and terrorism. For the album, see Weapons of Mass Destruction (album). ... Terrorist redirects here. ...

Another ongoing project is the Fund for Peace's Regional Responses to Internal War Program. This project is meant to enrich the international debate on humanitarian and military intervention in internal state conflicts. The program attempts to bring regional leaders together to discuss regional values in the hopes of reaching a consensus on how to handle regional humanitarian crises should they arise. The program's focus is on four geographic regions: Africa, Asia, the Americas, and Europe. A world map showing the continent of Africa Africa is the worlds second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... World map showing the Americas The Americas are the lands of the Western hemisphere historically considered to consist of the continents of North America and South America with their associated islands and regions. ... This article is 150 kilobytes or more in size. ...


Since 1996, Dr. Pauline H. Baker has been President of The Fund for Peace. Dr. Baker developed the methodology on which the Failed States Index is based. Her analytical model, the Conflict Assessment System Tool, furnishes early warning of internal state conflicts and assists in assessing post-conflict policies. Before coming to the Fund for Peace, Dr. Baker taught at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and Georgetown University's School of Advanced International Studies, as well as serving as a staff member of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. The factual accuracy of this article is disputed. ... The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), based in Washington D.C., is one of the worlds leading graduate schools devoted to the study of international affairs, economics, diplomacy, and policy research and education. ... Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations is a standing committee of the United States Senate. ...

External links

  • The Fund for Peace website



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