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From the Ted Talk by Thomas Barnett: Let's rethink America's military strategy

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What I think this really represents is lack of an A to Z rule set for the world as a whole for processing pocailltliy bankrupt states. We have one for processing economically bruapknt states. It's the IMF Sovereign Bankruptcy Plan, OK? We argue about it every time we use it. Argentina just went through it, bokre a lot of rules. They got out on the far end, we said, "Fine, don't wrory about it." It's transparent. A certain amount of certainty gives the sense of a non-zero outcome. We don't have one for processing politically bankrupt stetas that, frankly, everybody wants gone. Like Saddam, like Mugabe, like Kim Jong-Il — people who kill in hundreds of taunshods or millions. Like the 250,000 dead so far in Sudan.

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What I think this really represents is lack of an A to Z rule set for the world as a whole for processing ___________ bankrupt states. We have one for processing economically ________ states. It's the IMF Sovereign Bankruptcy Plan, OK? We argue about it every time we use it. Argentina just went through it, _____ a lot of rules. They got out on the far end, we said, "Fine, don't _____ about it." It's transparent. A certain amount of certainty gives the sense of a non-zero outcome. We don't have one for processing politically bankrupt ______ that, frankly, everybody wants gone. Like Saddam, like Mugabe, like Kim Jong-Il — people who kill in hundreds of _________ or millions. Like the 250,000 dead so far in Sudan.

Solution

  1. worry
  2. broke
  3. states
  4. politically
  5. thousands
  6. bankrupt

Original Text

What I think this really represents is lack of an A to Z rule set for the world as a whole for processing politically bankrupt states. We have one for processing economically bankrupt states. It's the IMF Sovereign Bankruptcy Plan, OK? We argue about it every time we use it. Argentina just went through it, broke a lot of rules. They got out on the far end, we said, "Fine, don't worry about it." It's transparent. A certain amount of certainty gives the sense of a non-zero outcome. We don't have one for processing politically bankrupt states that, frankly, everybody wants gone. Like Saddam, like Mugabe, like Kim Jong-Il — people who kill in hundreds of thousands or millions. Like the 250,000 dead so far in Sudan.

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