WikiLeaks’ Take on Failed States

Written on December 14, 2010 by Ángeles Figueroa-Alcorta in News

WikiFailed States: What the cables reveal about the world’s toughest places

By Elizabeth Dickinson  (December 14, 2010)

By now, you’ve read the WikiLeaked headlines, illuminating the inner workings of U.S. policy in Iraq and Afghanistan, or detailing the intractable regimes in Iran and North Korea. But what does Cablegate have to say about the world’s forgotten conflicts — the dimmer outposts of U.S. influence where Washington arguably has even bigger messes to confront? FP went through the archives with an eye to our 2010 Failed States issue to see what light the cables shed on these benighted places — and whether the cables themselves may disrupt the often delicate balancing act of diplomacy.

Here’s what we found going down the rankings…

As published in www.foreignpolicy.com


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