According to the 2010 Failed States Index, Lebanon ranked 34th, down 5 spots from 2009 which is considered an improvement, but is still a failed state and labeled “in danger”.

Added to that, the CPI, or Corruption Index has not dropped since last year and still stands at 2.5. CPI, calculated by Transparency International, determines the level of corruption in the public sector from 0 (high corruption) to 10 (almost no corrupt officials). [NowLebanon]