The policy brief series build on the chair report of the Fragility Study Group, U.S. Leadership and the Challenge of State Fragility, to discuss the implications of fragility on existing U.S. tools, strategic interests, and challenges. The following briefs will be released in stages over the coming weeks to continue the conversation on state fragility. Titles and authors subject to change:

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Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/Adam Ferguson

Corruption and State Fragility
Sarah Chayes
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Fragility and Resilience
Lauren van Metre
Women In International Security

Fragility and Security Sector Reform
Rachel Kleinfeld
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Adopting a Movement Mindset to Address the Challenge of Fragility
Maria J. Stephan
U.S. Institute of Peace

Closing Space for Civil Society and State Fragility
Thomas Carothers
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Implementing a Unified Approach to Fragility: Lessons learned from Burma
Derek Mitchell, Chris Milligan, Jessica Davey
U.S. Institute of Peace

Preparing for Complex Conflicts
Robert Lamb, Melissa Gregg
Strategic Studies Institute of the Army War College, Simon Fraser University (School of Criminology); advisers to the International Peace and Security Institute

The Fragility Learning Agenda: What Do We Need to Know?
Andrew Blum
Institute for Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego

Gender and Fragility
Nora Dudwick, Kathleen Kuehnast
Center for a New American Security, U.S. Institute of Peace

Fostering a State-Society Compact
Stephen J. Hadley & Rachel Kleinfeld
U.S. Institute of Peace, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Applying the Compact Model of Economic Assistance in Fragile States
Alicia Phillips Mandaville
InterAction