Tag: Failing States

On the 17th anniversary of 9/11, the United States Institute of Peace published a report on extremism and the threat posed by fragile states. Beyond the Homeland: Protecting America from Extremism in Fragile States is a report of the Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States, which is led by the co-chairs of the 9/11 […]

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Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential causes of conflict. To survive, […]

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Featured article: Partnering to End Corruption through Security Cooperation and Defense Institution Building by Adam J. Bushey Corruption damages a mission’s operational effectiveness and credibility and is “a key inhibitor of stability… is often a key cause of conflict… and erodes the legitimacy and efficacy of an international mission.” The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) […]

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Featured article: Interagency Qualifications to Address Fragility, or Rethinking Civil Affairs by Kurt E. Müller The defense sector has a long-standing appreciation of the value of whole-of-government approaches to national security challenges. The phrase “all elements of national power” resonates with Department of Defense (DoD) leadership and is a common feature of curricula and outreach […]

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