An Interdependent Approach to Stability

Posted on July 13, 2012

My guest post is up at The Kabul Cable : An Interdependent Approach to Stability

“The model used in this study clearly suggests a strong relationship of interdependency to stability.  As a nation becomes more interdependent, it becomes more domestically stable.  As a nation becomes more interdependent with the result of being more stable it is able to be a part of a collective action that is able to solve common problems.  Policy implications suggest that targeting infrastructure for development (the preponderance of resources used in Iraq and Afghanistan) is unlikely to produce lasting results.  The focus should instead be on building institutions not infrastructure and conflicts with short-term stability objectives.”

Posted in: Stability