Monday, February 12, 2007

Reconstructing Stability: A New U.S. Office

A new article in the Journal of Humanitarian Assistance, profiling the need and funcitonality of the US Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS). Interesting to see that the fragile states/nation and state-building debate moves onward without respite.

This article takes an interesting and critical approach, and makes clear that state-building is not a project undertaken in urgency, and that linking global security and nation-building is often a counter-productive approach that creates false expectations.