Revista de Relaciones Internacionales, Estrategia y Seguridad
Print version ISSN 1909-3063
Failed States have been understood as a global threat by virtue of the terrorist groups that emerge and consolidate in their interior, where they are supposed to plan international actions. This document, however, delimits the impact of the state failure to regional confines, inasmuch as the neighboring countries of a failed State are the ones that, through their borders, see their internal dynamics modified due to two main factors: the illegal traffic caused by the absence of effective controls on the part of the State, and the large quantities of refugees that cross the borders closest to their failed place of origin and settle in nearby countries. Therefore, it is refuted in good measure the idea that repercussions of the failure of some States, bring the invariable consequence of a terrorist attack of global dimensions; instead, it is a matter of recognizing that their regional neighbors are the ones that are impacted by the anomalies of the Failed States.
Keywords : Failed states; terrorism; refugees; ungoverned areas; international organized crime; global threat; regional threat.