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this moment. china once the turn the south china sea into the south china lake. there are lots of state actor problems out there. what is really disruptive over the next 20 to 50 years for us is that lots of national security is not primarily about the interplay of 200 nationstates that have a monopoly on violence in their own territory. if you spin the globe, look at the borders, and treat them like we are equal in terms of being nation states, we make a mistake, because only two thirds of those countries control their territory. about one-third of the countries on the globe are more like afghanistan, or syria, libya, or lots of places in north africa where there may be some entity that has more power than anyone else -- think the taliban on the eve of 9/11 -- but we were not attacked by the taliban. we were attacked by al qaeda. which exploited the vacuum of uncovered spaces in the territorial borders of what had been afghanistan. and a lot of what is coming in the world, which is tom friedman's world is flat, is accelerating every year with miniaturized nuclear technology, and the ki
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