World Fragility

This year’s Index of Global “fragility” (as reported in the Economist)has been released by the Fund for Peace (FfP) and it quite-well reflects the shifting political landscape around the world. Good news for Canadians – we are seen as being more stable this year than last. For obvious reasons, the US is sliding as are North Korea, Turkey and Brazil.

The graphics in the article make for a great lesson starters for Geopolitics, Media and Politics in general.

Fagile States Index

International Alphabet Soup: A brief guide to trade areas, unions and councils

Found at the Open University website, this is a great overview of some of the international organizations and associations: G8, G20; NAFTA, EFTA, EU, etc.

Found at: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/society/politics-policy-people/economics/international-alphabet-soup-brief-guide-trade-areas-unions-and-councils