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failed state

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a weak state where social and political structures have collapsed to the point where the government has little or no control
Translations
gescheiterter Staat
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Conflict zones and failed states necessarily attract violent extremists - and Libya is the perfect candidate for a new safe haven for jihadist fighters.
The concept of failed states has emerged as a contemporary phenomenon in mainstream media, and especially since September 11 it has become a critical issue in contemporary international relations.
Failed states, poverty, conflict and foreign interventions inspire extremism.
Failure of the state to cater to the basic needs of the people while reflecting deepening clash of interests between government and confessional officials, threatens to spread to the failed states of Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and North Africa, the statement warned.
Failed States and the Origins of Violence: A Comparative Analysis of State Failure as a Root Cause of Terrorism and Political Violence
Summary: The unfolding situation in Yemen looks set to secure the country among the world's failed states, but in such a way that it will make Somalia appear like Sweden.
She proposes that powerful states should help sustain peace in failed states by engaging in securing the welfare of "others" (strangers) through hospitality instead of pursuing the state's own interests.
Bringing up the issues faced today, Kerry affirmed, "The world is witnessing this explosion of sectarianism, religious extremism, radical ideologies and, frankly, too many failed states and failing states, vast challenge to governance, sometimes even witnessed here in our nation's capital.
A emergencia da pauta dos direitos humanos no cenario internacional e os desafios politico-juridicos internacionais dos failed States, alargam o objeto da Seguranca Internacional e das funcoes do Conselho de Seguranca das Nacoes Unidas, CSNU, atraves das chamadas "intervencoes humanitarias" e repercussoes juridicas.
Boots on the ground or no boots on the ground, the West is three for three in creating failed states .
Santiago adverted to the advocacy group Transparency International in identifying Burma (Myanmar) and Haiti as examples of failed states due to a high level of corruption and repression.
Failed states and institutional decay; understanding instability and poverty in the developing world.