Last year we posted an article titled Top 10 Failed States (2011). The article highlighted Top 10 countries that were identified by Foreign Policy Magazine’s Fund for Peace index as failed states on the alert or worsening failed states. The list combined the two and examined countries that were in need of our attention.This year, we compare and contrast the list and see where there has been improvement. In many cases there were slight improvements. In others, things look bleak.