Failed State Watch Islamic State of Northern Nigeria
Boko Haram may be working to reestablish a centuries-old caliphate that once ruled over territory in Nigeria and its neighbors.
Failed State Watch Nigeria Struggles to Keep It Together
Nigeria is facing down a triumphant Boko Haram that grows ever more powerful. Is it now fighting not only for its sovereign territory but for its future as a state?
Failed State Watch Ethnic Violence Kills Hundreds in South Sudan
Hundreds of civilians are being killed in South Sudan in an upsurge of ethnic violence. The same ethnic tensions that ripped South Sudan away from the north are now tearing it apart as well.
South Sudan Teeters
South Sudan was never stable. It was never on a trajectory toward becoming a normal Westphalian state, no matter what foreign observers hoped and wished.