Stabilizing Fragile States

By Global Dialogue
Updated: 07/11/2012

Fragile African SlumsBy Joseph Siegle. Global Dialogue, July 2011.

Stabilizing fragile states is a central security challenge of the twenty-first century. Fragile states pose a seemingly intractable problem, but there has in fact been a commendable record of stabilizing post-conflict and transitioning states over the past two decades. Success requires integrated political, security, and development efforts, sustained over time and focused on the overarching challenge: building legitimate and effective state structures that can earn and maintain the support of their populations.

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