18 January 2011
“Southern Sudan is just the beginning. The world may soon have 300 independent, sovereign nations ... and that's just fine.”
“It is less likely that [states that are internally diffuse and often intentionally unevenly developed] will gather the competence, capacity, and will to become equitable modern states than that they will continue to inspire resistance to the legacies of centralized misrule.”
“The way to create a peaceful and borderless world is, ironically, by allowing ever more nations to define themselves and their borders.”
- Parag Khanna is a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation. See his article for Foreign Policy magazine here.
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