Although the 10 worst failed states don’t necessarily suffer from the
same problems, they do share one thing in common: a miserable quality of
life for most of their people. And when they’re stacked up against the
United States, the meaning of “failure” is devastatingly clear.
From security short falls to lack of government accountibility, Mo Ibrahim, Paul Wolfowitz, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Bruce Babbitt, and Raymond C. Offenheiser explain those contributing factors that cripple societies and inevitably keep failed states failing.