Den amerikanska utrikesministern, Condoleezza Rice, skriver om en förändring som skett de senaste åren.
Since its creation more than 350 years ago, the modern state system has always rested on the concept of sovereignty. It was assumed that states were the primary international actors and that every state was able and willing to address the threats emerging from its territory. Today, however, we have seen that these assumptions no longer hold, and as a result the greatest threats to our security are defined more by the dynamics within weak and failing states than by the borders between strong and aggressive ones.
Detta är en viktig förändring som knappt alls debatteras i det svenska medialandskapet. Den är också en del av de 5 frågorna.