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Masked Somali National Army soldiers search through homes for al-Shabaab fighters, Ealsha Biyaha, Somalia, June, 2, 2012 (AP photo by Farah Abdi Warsameh).

Rethinking Engagement With Fragile States

Friday, Dec. 4, 2015

World Politics Review is excited to present its new weekly podcast, Trend Lines. Every Friday, host Peter Dörrie will have a conversation with a WPR editor—the Briefing—about the week’s significant events and issues. Then, in the second part of the show—the Report—a WPR contributor or on-the-ground source will take a more in-depth look at a single issue.

This week in the Briefing, WPR Editor-in-Chief Judah Grunstein and Peter Dörrie discuss the COP21, Burkina Faso’s election, corruption and the shift to right-leaning politics in Latin America. In the Report, WPR contributor Ian Quick gives his insights into how the international community should rethink its approach to engaging with fragile states.

Listen to Trend Lines:

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Relevant WPR coverage:

The Road to COP21: Global Efforts to Slow Climate Change
Stalled Transition: Burkina Faso’s Fading Chance for Reform
Italy Lacks the Political Will to Fight Corruption
Macri’s Argentina Election Signals Rightward Shift in Latin America
Short Supply: Can Venezuela Survive Chavismo?
Redefining Success: New Approaches to Engaging With Fragile States

You can follow Ian Quick on Twitter and read his blog.

Trend Lines is produced, edited and hosted by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

Additional audio credits:

CCTV - Refugees live in tents as Iraq fighting continues
Al Jazeera English - UN peacekeeper and civilians killed in attack in Mali's Kidal
The Guardian - Oil spills in Nigeria: The true price of crude oil
Devex - The key to more effective US response to conflict
Reuters - Chaos as Congo delays vote on election laws