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Ungoverned territories

Within the last ten years, the U.S. national security strategy increasingly focussed on ‘weak states’ or ‘ungoverned territories’. These states are expected to provide opportunities for transnational terrorist and criminal networks. However, James J.F. Forest argues that the term ‘weak state’ is problematic. He stresses the need to differentiate between different kinds of ungoverned territories. This article presents key characteristics of these areas and shows implications relating to three activities: research, policy and strategy 


James J.F. Forest


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Ungoverned territories

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