Failed State Watch
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.

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Failed State Watch
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.

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