What Is A Failed State and Is Syria Becoming One?

How Bashar al-Assad Destroyed Syria http://bit.ly/1WsvSso
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As the civil war continues, the future of the Syria hangs on a thread. So is Syria on the path of becoming a failed state?

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Syrian government no longer controls 83% of the country
http://www.janes.com/article/53771/syrian-government-no-longer-controls-83-of-the-country
“Territory fully controlled by President Assad’s forces has shrunk by 18% between 1 January and 10 August 2015 to 29,797 km2, roughly a sixth of the country, according to the latest data insights produced by IHS Conflict Monitor.”

Fragile States Index 2015
http://library.fundforpeace.org/library/fragilestatesindex-2015.pdf
“The Fragile States Index is an annual ranking of 178 nations based on their levels of stability and the pressures they face.”

South Sudan: Economics of a failed state
http://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2015/06/south-sudan-economics-failed-state-150627105131904.html
“South Sudan is only four years old, but the world’s youngest nation tops the rank of failed states worldwide.”

Legitimate State Monopoly Over The Means of Violence
http://www.usip.org/guiding-principles-stabilization-and-reconstruction-the-web-version/6-safe-and-secure-environment/le
“What is legitimate state monopoly over the means of violence? ”

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