Foreign Policy magazine has put out its 2012 Failed States Index. They have an interactive map (below is screen grab only):
What exactly is a failed state? That’s debatable, which is what David Rothkopf explores in his accompanying article Are all states failing states? The standard criteria for a failed state tends to penalize those places that are poor, since poverty tends to create the other problems of a failed state. But their are other measures of instability, which is why the U.S. doesn’t get top scores.