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Washington Quarterly: Weak States and Global Threats: Fact or Fiction?

Author: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
March 2006


In this Washington Quarterly report Stewart Patrick looks at the U.S. defense strategy of strengthening the sovereign capacities of weak states to combat internal threats of terrorism, insurgency, and organized crime.

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