Seth D. Kaplan – Articles


“Roads for Resilience: The Importance of Roads in Building States” (forthcoming)
African Development Bank, January 2016

“Modeling Fragility: A Societal and Institutional Approach”
Institutions and Stability, OECD Governance and Fragility Blog, November 30, 2015

“What Guatemala Can Teach Fragile States About Cleaning Up the Justice System”
The Guardian, October 20, 2015

“Flagging, Assessing, and Addressing State Fragility: A Societal and Institutional Approach”
World Bank, October 2015

“Fixing Fragile States: A Country-Based Framework”
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, October 2015

“Developmental Leadership: Putting Inclusiveness First”
Developmental Leadership Program Blog, September 2015

Fragility the Main Hurdle to Implementing SDGs
Global Observatory, International Peace Institute, September 17, 2015

“Beating ISIL: Without Identity, Iraqis Have No Will”
Al-Jazeera, July 26, 2015 (with Mark Freeman)

Inclusive Transitions Framework
Institute for Integrated Transitions, July 2015 (with Mark Freeman)

“Unhappy in Their Own Way: A Country-Based Framework for Addressing State Fragility”
Fragile States Forum, June 2015 (unpublished — available on request)

“Establishing Inclusive Societies in Fragile States”
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, April 2015

“Cities Saving States”
Foreign Policy, March 2, 2015

“How Inequality Fuels Boko Haram”
Foreign Affairs, February 5, 2015

“Development with Chinese Characteristics: Ten Lessons for Policymakers”
European Centre for Development Policy Management’s Great Insights, December 2014/January 2015

“Africa’s City on a Hill: Lessons from Lagos”
Foreign Affairs, August 21, 2014

“Building Inclusive Societies in Fragile States”
The Broker, August 8, 2014

“New Book ‘Betrayed’ Discusses Tools for Inclusive Statebuilding”
IPI Global Observatory, June 25, 2014

“Egypt Needs a New Social Covenant”
Al Jazeera, June 15, 2014 (with Dalia Mogahed)

“Religion, Development, and Fragile States”
Religions and Global Development (edited by Emma Tomalin), 2014

“Can Cities Save the Future?”
Brown Journal of World Affairs, Spring/Summer 2014

“Lagos: A Model for the 21st Century City”
 Architectural Review, June 2014

How Myanmar Can Combat Ethnic Conflict
Christian Science Monitor, May 15, 2014

“New Transition Paradigm Project: Discussion Paper”
Institute for Integrated Transitions’ New Transition Paradigm Project (with Mark Freeman)

“Identifying Truly Fragile States”
The Washington Quarterly, Spring 2014

“Shoring Up the Fragile State”
Foreign Policy, April 1, 2014

“Tunisia’s Model for Bridging Political and Social Divides”
Christian Science Monitor, March 17, 2014 (with Mark Freeman)

“What a Narrow Focus on Social Contracts Misses”
The Broker, March 2, 2014

Social Covenants and Social Contracts in Transitions
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, February 11, 2014

“What Makes Lagos a Model City”
New York Times, January 7, 2014

Power and Politics in Pakistan
Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre, April 8, 2013

“Nations Must Learn from Past Mistakes in Helping Somalia”
The Christian Science Monitor, February 24, 2012

“Congo: National Elections Now Only Hurt Democracy”
The Christian Science Monitor, February 7, 2012

“Human Rights and the Challenges of Modernization”
Global Values in a Changing World (edited by Sonja Zweegers and Afke de Groot), 2012

“Inspiring Development in Fragile States”
Religion and Foreign Affairs: Essential Readings (edited by Dennis Hoover and Doug Johnston), 2011

Challenges and Opportunities for Multipolar Cooperation in Fragile States
Common Goods in a Divided World (edited by Bernard Berendsen), 2011

“Inspiring Development in Fragile States”
The Review of Faith & International Affairs, December 2010

Social Protection or Social Exclusion? Why State Cohesion and Ideology Matter to the Poor – and to International Aid Programmes
European Report on Development 2010, November 2010

Concept Paper for the Working Group on Building States and Markets
Global Economic Symposium 2010, September 2010

State Building Principles
GES 2010 Working Group on Building States and Markets, September 2010

Why State Cohesion and Ideology Matter to the Poor – And to International Aid Programmes
European Report on Development 2010, June 2010

“The Remarkable Story of Somaliland”
Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat (edited by Larry Diamond and Marc Plattner), February 2010

“Rethinking State Building in a Failed State”
The Washington Quarterly, January 2010

“Identity in Fragile States: Social Cohesion and State Building”
Development, December 2009

Enhancing Resilience in Fragile States
European Report on Development, October 2009

“The Conservative Way of Development”
Modern Age, Summer/Fall 2009

“Fixing Fragile States: Rethinking State Building”
The Broker, October 2009

“Faith and Fragile States: Why the Development Community Needs Religion”
Harvard International Review, Spring 2009

“What’s Wrong with Diplomacy in Damascus”
Carnegie Council Policy Innovations, May, 2009

“Fixing Fragile States: A New Paradigm for Development”
Overseas Development Institute presentation, April 23, 2009

“¿Estado fallido? No. Frágil sí: especialistas”
Mexico’s El Universal newspaper front page interview, March 24, 2009

“Discard the Top-Down Strategy in Somalia”
Carnegie Council Policy Innovations, February, 2009

“Fixing Fragile States”
Policy Review, December 2008

“The Democratic Republic of the Congo: Rethinking State Building”
U.S. Institute of Peace Presentation, November 19, 2008

“A New U.S. Policy For Syria: Fostering Political Change in a Divided State”
Middle East Policy, Fall 2008

“Boiling point in Bolivia”
The Christian Science Monitor, October 7, 2008

“Saving the Congo”
Carnegie Council Policy Innovations, October 2008

“Democratization in Postcolonial States: The Triumph of a Societal-Based Approach in Somaliland”
Journal of Democracy, July 2008

“Kenya: Genuine Power Sharing”
Carnegie Council Policy Innovations, February 2008

“The Wrong Prescription for the Congo”
Orbis, Spring 2007

“A West African Union”
Carnegie Council Policy Innovations, April 2007

“West African Integration: A New Development Paradigm?”
The Washington Quarterly, Fall 2006

“Making Democracy Work in Bolivia”
Orbis, Summer 2006

“Haves and have-nots : China’s boom leaves many behind”
International Herald Tribune, March 2004

“One Year On: Lessons From SARS”
Asian Wall Street Journal, November 2003

“THE BOSS: Adventure the Chinese Way”
New York Times, May 2000