Post Tagged with: "Failed States"

Failed States: A Paradigm Revived

Failed States: A Paradigm Revived

A nuanced appreciation of what causes a weak state to become a failed state or, how to recover such a state from failure, is still critical for policy making.

The Failed State Paradigm: A Response to Mazarr

The Failed State Paradigm: A Response to Mazarr

The US should not run away from weak states, but it must develop a new strategy in conjunction with other leading countries to help rebuild these states.

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

Can South Sudan Come Back from the Brink?

The politicians in Juba are refusing to admit that this recent surge of violence is fueled by tribalism. Indeed, South Sudan is on the brink of civil war and state failure.

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico:  Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Gang and TCO Activity in Mexico: Should the U.S. Be Concerned?

Dangerous Mexican gangs have successfully elevated themselves to the global security stage. Yet, nothing of Mexico was mentioned in the recent U.S. presidential election. Should American’s be more concerned?

Extremist Islam and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq

Extremist Islam and Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan and Iraq

Recent conflicts have highlighted how religion and identity are central to security issues. The question remains as to what extent individual conflict zones are facets of a wider, transnational war which pits the ‘West’ against al Qaeda?

Getting Somalia Wrong

Getting Somalia Wrong

By presenting Somalia as the world’s worst country, elements of the media are not only doing Somalia a disservice, they are blinding the world to the opportunities the country has to offer.

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