Max Boot, The Wall Street Journal | December 9, 2008
The failure of governance in Pakistan and Somalia has given rise to both terrorism and piracy. ++ The international response to these challenges has thus far been inadequate and ineffectual. ++ Neo-imperialist intervention has the greatest chance of success, but there is a distinct lack of will in the West to fully engage. ++ The US and its allies seem to be waiting for another 9/11 before they put ungoverned regions under international administration. ++ In the absence of such measures, terrorism and piracy will only flourish.