Politically and economically, it verges on being a failed state.
Against Corruption—of the Democracy: Congress, Stockman believes, is a failed state.
It's not exactly a failed state, but Lebanon is a fractured, dysfunctional and disintegrated republic.
This is the Mexico that has been called a “failed state” — most recently by Jose “Pepe” Mujica, the president of Uruguay.
This will turn Syria into a Somalia-like failed state and a battleground for a proxy war.
But it is not clear that the forces of his failed state can be defeated.
The country is now set on a path towards becoming a failed state.
Somalia has been a failed state for decades now, and Yemen has been on the edge of failure for years.