This is the fourth edition in the annual Global Report report series on global system performance and fragility in the Globalization Era. This Global Report continues to monitor the key trends in armed conflict, governance, and societal-system development; the global trends are updated to 2011; it also provides a table listing the 2010 State Fragility Index and Matrix covering 164 (macro) countries comprising the global system. The analysis highlights a 20% reduction in state fragility at the global level since 1995 and discusses regional trends. It includes maps showing the global distribution of armed conflicts, regimes, and state fragility and discusses the relationship between state fragility, democratization, and system complexity in the context of regional systemic cascades in the global system during the emerging Era of Globalization. Special attention is drawn to unfolding cascade effects in the Arab League countries.