Multimedia | October 25, 2017
The Hypocrisy of State Sovereignty in the Modern World

EWI CEO and President Cameron Munter speaks with Joshua Keating, staff writer and author of the World blog at Slate, on his upcoming book Invisible Countries. In his book, Keating explores possible reasons why the map of the world, unexpectedly, has remained relatively static in the last 25 years. 

Referring to cases of states with limited recognition in the international community—Abkhazia, the Mohawk Indian Reservation, Somaliland, Kurdistan and Kiribati—Keating argues for more flexibility in how we define the parameters of what makes a state a recognized country in the modern world.