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    Repairing the weakest links: a new agenda for fragile states

    • David Sogge
    27 October 2009

    In order for fragile states and the concept of state weakness to be properly understood, they need to be considered in the contexts of political economy and world history. Four apparently disparate cases – Guatemala, Haiti, Kosovo and Angola – show surprising similarities, and highlight common lessons for international state-building efforts.

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    “Freedom” – what a pleasant word!

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    28 January 2010
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    If freedom is defined by a state’s non-participation in economic processes, as the Heritage Foundation suggests, then Haiti today would win first prize, as after the earthquake, it has no government at all.

  3. Serie: Cambios globales (1)

    Mariano Aguirre
    17 September 2010
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    En los últimos veinte años, los casi 200 Estados que forman el sistema político internacional han registrado fuertes cambios y modificaciones imposibles de prever en el pasado.

  4. Yemen y la tentación intervencionista

    Mariano Aguirre
    04 November 2010
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    Los recientes envíos con explosivos hacia EEUU procedentes de Yemen han situado a este país en el punto de mira de la lucha contra el terrorismo.

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    Corruption: a ‘friend’ you can’t do without in Afghanistan

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    30 November 2009
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    Corruption is a part of life in Afghanistan

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    Corruption in Afghanistan - Blame and shame

    Martin Jelsma, Tom Kramer
    19 November 2009
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    If the international community is serious about dealing with corruption in Afghanistan, they need to revise their own dubious practices.