Ungoverned Territories: Understanding and Reducing Risks of Terrorism

December 7, 2007 | 12:00 AM
Senate Capitol, Room S120

Dr. Angel M. Rabasa, Senior Policy Analyst at the RAND Corporation, will join us for a discussion of ungoverned spaces—failed or failing states, and what risks they pose for international peace and U.S. national security. Rabasa analyzes the conditions that give rise to ungoverned territories and how they can generate terrorist safe havens. He also presents strategies for the U.S. government to mitigate the threat, especially the problem of terrorists operating from or within these areas. His work includes a discussion of the Pakistani-Afghan border region, the Horn of Africa, and the Sulawesi-Mindanao arc.