From One Failed State to Another: What Syria Could Learn From Somalia

Vaughan-Lee, Hannah
June 2014
World Politics Review (19446284);6/30/2014, p1
The article focuses on the statement of Lakhdar Brahimi after he stepped down as the United Nations (UN) special envoy for Syria in May 2014 when he was asked what he thought would become of the country. He likened the country to Somalia, saying that it will not be divided, as many have predicted and it is going to be a failed state. It notes that the impact of humanitarian action in conflict zones led to the introduction of ethical and technical standards in humanitarian relief.


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