Regime Change, State Disintegration and Jihadists

March 21, 2016 In the Arab world, Western-style governance models are unlikely to succeed in the future because of the autocratic nature of the regimes in crisis, as well as their challengers.

By Kamran Bokhari

Throughout history, nations and regimes have been forged in war. However, in the modern age, it is believed that nation-states and democratic regimes can be formed through a more civilized process, involving negotiations, bargaining and compromise. In the Arab world, nation-states are now crumbling, putting this modern method of state building to the test. Governments and territorial boundaries are being challenged by non-state groups, as we will see through the examples of Syria and Afghanistan. To try and contain this gro...

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