State-building

Scholarly Publications

Making the Afghan Civil-Military Imbalance Conducive to Democratization

December 2012

In-conflict state building generates unbalanced civil-military relations in the host state due to an inevitable civil-military gap.

Crime and Punishment in Early Modern Russia

November 2012

This is a magisterial new account of the day-to-day practice of Russian criminal justice in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries.

Other Publications

Security Sector Reform in an Unstable, Fragile State (II/III)

January 2013

The policy brief examines two obstacles to effective security sector reform in an unstable and fragile state and outlines steps to address them.

The Effect of National Factors on the Statebuilding Outcome in Fragile, Non-Permissive Environments (I/III)

January 2013

The policy brief presents a crucial lesson on the dynamics of statebuilding in an unstable, fragile state environment: the impact of international actions and resources on the statebuilding outcome...

News

A cloud over EUs legacy in Afghanistan?

February 2013

Training the Afghan National Police (ANP) has been the centerpiece of the EU's engagement in Afghanistan since 2007.

Old Events

Anti-Terrorist Finance: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

January 18, 2006

The assumption that states can and ought to stop the flow of funds to terrorist organizations deserves greater scrutiny.

The Puzzle of Slovenia and Estonia in the Post-Communist Era: How Deliberated Nationalism Explains Reform and Consensus-Driven Transition

May 27, 2008

Praised by international organizations, Slovenia and Estonia constitute the most successful post-communist economies.

The Narcissism of Minor Differences: How America and Europe are Alike

December 1, 2009

It is commonly believed that America and Europe are very different societies, and growing apart.

People

Francis Fukuyama Francis Fukuyama Senior Fellow Director, Ford Dorsey Master's in International Policy, Professor, by courtesy, Political Science