Today the world faces a volatile convergence of instability, state weakness, and conflict. These conditions are complicating the ability of the United States to operate and pursue security objectives in a number of critical regions. The United States needs to be able to work within the constraints of fragile environments, to implement approaches that address pressing security threats and objectives and meet relatively urgent security or humanitarian needs. A new report by the International Security Program at CSIS, "Meeting Security Challenges in a Disordered World," explores how the United States can best meet security challenges in the midst of increasing state fragmentation and fragility around the globe.
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Although negotiations between the Taliban and the Afghan government are historic, they are unlikely to result in a quick breakthrough.
Council of Councils global perspectives roundups gather opinions from experts on major international developments. In this edition, members of six leading global think tanks reflect on what reforms are the most important for the United Nations as it looks toward its next seventy-five years.