Stewart M. Patrick

The Internationalist

Patrick assesses the future of world order, state sovereignty, and multilateral cooperation.

U.S. Foreign Policy on Weak States: Time to Look at the Facts » SOMALIA/


People stand near their belongings at a bus station in Mogadishu February 21, 2007. Many Mogadishu residents are fleeing after a spate of near-daily attacks have challenged the government’s effort to impose security on the city recaptured in December by government forces and their Ethiopian allies from Islamists who controlled it for six months. REUTERS/Shabelle Media (SOMALIA)

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