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Author Burns, William J., author

Title U.S. leadership and the challenge of state fragility / William J. Burns, Michèle A. Flourney, Nancy E. Lindborg
Published [Washington, D.C.?] : Carnegie Endowment for International Peace : Center for a New American Security : United States Institute of Peace, [2016]
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Description 1 online resource (34 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Executive Summary -- Fragility -- Principles for Engagement -- From Principles to Practice -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Appendix I. Senior Advisory Group -- Appendix II. Chair Bios -- Appendix III, Credits
Summary "The new administration, a coming change in leadership at the United Nations, and an emerging global consensus about the fragility challenge make this an opportune moment to recalibrate our approach. The United States cannot and should not try to "fix" every fragile state. Nor can we ignore this challenge; all fragility has the potential to affect U.S. interests to some extent, especially when left to fester. There is simply too much at stake for our interests, our partners, and the global order. A sound and realistic policy framework is urgently needed to help our policymakers determine where, when, and how to invest scarce resources and attention to maximum effect. The report is the product of a nine-month study of Fragility Study Group led by William J. Burns of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Mich̀le Flournoy of the Center for a New American Security and Nancy Lindborg of the U.S. Institute of Peace."--Publisher description
Analysis Fragile states
Notes "September 2016."
At head of title: FSG, Fragility Study Group
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 28-29)
Notes Online resource; title from PDF cover (United States Institute of Peace, viewed September 13, 2016)
Subject Democracy
International relations
Political stability
Security, International
Diplomatic relations.
International relations.
Political stability.
Security, International.
United States -- Foreign relations
United States.
Form Electronic book
Author Flourney, Michèle A., author
Lindborg, Nancy E., author
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, issuing body
Center for a New American Security, issuing body
Fragility Study Group, author
United States Institute of Peace, issuing body
Other Titles Report of the Fragility Study Group