This will turn Syria into a Somalia-like failed state and a battleground for a proxy war.
Politically and economically, it verges on being a failed state.
Against Corruption—of the Democracy: Congress, Stockman believes, is a failed state.
It's not exactly a failed state, but Lebanon is a fractured, dysfunctional and disintegrated republic.
This is the Mexico that has been called a “failed state” — most recently by Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the president of Uruguay.
But it is not clear that the forces of his failed state can be defeated.
The country is now set on a path towards becoming a failed state.
Somalia has been a failed state for decades now, and Yemen has been on the edge of failure for years.