Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Cutting Edge Investigative Journalism

Always ahead of the times, Voice of America reports that "Failed, Weak States Threaten Global Security."

"Failed and weak states are unable for various reasons to provide security and other basic services for their citizens."
Um, could those reasons be... because they're failing?
"The Bush administration and a growing number of foreign policy experts say failed states pose a threat to world peace and security."
If they said it, it must be true.
"But as VOA's Brian Padden reports, there are critics who argue that intervening in a failed state can do more harm than good."
Oh. You don't say.

For a more coherent look at the phenomenon of state failure, see Foreign Policy's Failed State's Index from last year.

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