Journals Higher Education



Published: 09 June 2011

352 Pages | 18 black and white line drawings


ISBN: 9780199751518

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Weak Links

Fragile States, Global Threats, and International Security

Stewart Patrick

  • Challenges the primary assumption behind current US security policy: that failing states are the number one threat to the international order.
  • Provides systematic empirical analysis (rather than mere anecdotal evidence) that traces the connections between state failure and transnational security threats.
  • Stewart Patrick is a former State Department policy planner as well as an accomplished academic.