IGADI presents its first World Report on de facto States, which intends to regularly monitor these new figures on the international scene that reflect the emergence, and even consolidation, of those subjects, up to now marginal and totally fenced-in within the world order. Now such subjects usually appear in privileged positions on the global agenda whether directly(Russia-Georgia War) or indirectly(piracy in Somalia), displaying a strong impact capability.
In addition, we provide fact sheets for each of these de facto States, which have been chosen upon compliance with a series of common elements. These fact sheets include a brief analysis, momentary diagnoses, which both point out the clues that determine their present state and include specific alerts concerning vectors that may anticipate the appearance of serious crisis on the horizon.
This report tries to bring together some of the activities of IGADI's Research Program on International System's Security, Conflicts, and Alternatives, a usual work space for some of the contributors to this document.
We would like to thank all the authors for their contributions, since without their generosity and rigorousness, it would have been impossible to carry out this Report.
IGADI, February 28th, 2011.