Zones of turmoil
Irreversible regional maldevelopment
The zones of turmoil represent some 85% of the geopolitical world. The socio-political situation in them offers little hope since they do not lend themselves to any sustained form of remedial action. There is no policy that can be followed by the major industrialized countries, whether singly or collectively, that will prevent such zones from having coups and revolutions, civil and regional wars, internal massacres and bloody repression. Stability for them is a meaningless goal. Military force is the ultimate determinant of the future of these zones.