Dr. Ashraf Ghani, chair of the Institute of State Effectiveness and former finance minister of post-Taliban Afghanistan, and Ms. Clare Lockhart, director of the Institute of State Effectiveness, joined us for a discussion of their recent book, Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World.
They argue that an integrated state-building approach where
responsibility lies equally with the international community, national
leaders, and citizens of these failed states is the key to correcting
is the most effective strategy for fixing failed states?
Where did this approach work and what states need additional
resources? How might the U.S. integrate its response to terrorism,
disease, poverty, ethnic conflict, drugs and human trafficking?