Engaging Fragile States: An International Policy Primer

By
Michael Lund

As the U.S. government copes with huge challenges in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan, other fragile states hang in the balance while generating threats to U.S. and international security. This report summarizes the findings from a colloquium hosted by the Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity on June 5, 2009. The event was held with the intention of informing U.S. policymakers how to approach these emerging threats more deliberately and cost-effectively by retrieving key lessons and evidence from years of U.S. and international experience in post-conflict countries and transitioning societies that are vulnerable to conflict.

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  • Steve McDonald // Senior Advisor, Africa Program and Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity
  • Aly Lyons // Program Associate