Thanks for some fascinating comments. A couple more additions from here:
1. I mentioned in my email a few days ago the Sentry Report on ‘War crimes shouldn’t pay – stopping the looting and destruction in S.Sudan’ . This highlights the need for good governance at the highest levels of administration.
2. The Weekend Australian Inquirer (17/18 dec 2016) had a brilliant article by David Kilcullen (one of his books is down on the DRM/PPM bibliography) about the current situation in Afghanistan. it was called ‘fragile Kabul takes a hard and soft approach to fight Taliban resurgence’. The first two issues he mentioned were essentially good governance and security …