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Countries on the Verge of Collapse

East Timor is crumbling under a wave of violence. The former European colony is the latest country at risk of collapse. Guests discuss the legacy of failed states.


David Bosco, senior editor of Foreign Policy magazine; he has reported recently from Bosnia and Afghanistan on the peacekeeping missions in those countries

Robert I. Rotberg, director of the program on intra-state conflict and conflict resolution in the Kennedy School of Government; author of Why States Fail: Causes and Consequences

Christopher Preble, director of foreign policy studies at The Cato Institute

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