International Institutions and Global Governance Program
Today’s most pressing challenges—ranging from combatting climate change to advancing global health—are transnational. No country can solve these challenges alone, and responses are frequently most effective when countries cooperate. The International Institutions and Global Governance (IIGG) program aims to provide policymakers and international organizations with creative and practical solutions to improve multilateral responses to global threats.
In Weak Links Stewart Patrick contends that assumptions about the threats posed by failing states--or "weak links"--are based on anecdotal arguments and challenges the conventional wisdom through systematic empirical analysis.