State Failure and State Weakness in a Time of Terror
Robert I. Rotberg
Brookings Institution Press, May 13, 2004 - Political Science - 456 pages
A Brookings Institution Press and World Peace Foundation publication
The threat of terror, which flares in Africa and Indonesia, has given the problem of failed states an unprecedented immediacy and importance. In the past, failure had a primarily humanitarian dimension, with fewer implications for peace and security. Now nation-states that fail, or may do so, pose dangers to themselves, to their neighbors, and to people around the globe: preventing their failure, and reviving those that do fail, has become a strategic as well as a moral imperative.
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