Some articles cover truly global issues. Start with this one, which goes beyond simple ‘failed state’ situations:
There have been discussions for years on how to, conceptually, divide up the world. Friedman offers a new one: regions of order and regions of disorder. (A new analytical tool to add to our toolbox!) If you follow current events,you probably already have a pretty good idea of how you would categorize certain areas/regions if you were using Friedman’s categories.
While Friedman considers America in particular, and North America in general, to be well-situated, what if we’re not? Add to Friedman’s analysis the following article: