Sunday, April 12, 2009

Reference: Somali pirates warn of disaster, Bangkok Post, April 12, 2009

The world's societal, political, and economic system is based on the assumption that people on earth are organized into nation states and that these nation states have effective governance and legitimate leaders who can represent their interests in the global forum. Many of the lingering and apparently unsolvable problems worldwide persist because this assumption is flawed. There are many areas around the world that are recognized as a nation state or a part of a nation state but where the people are unable to govern themselves. The world needs an agency at the UN level with sufficient funding and muscle effectively to govern its ungoverned areas. The war against terrorism and high seas piracy as well as international development programs would make more sense and be more effective under such an umbrella organization.

Cha-am Jamal

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