This week’s cover: as Syria disintegrates, it threatens the entire Middle East. The outside world needs to act before it is too late.
"STATES can die in obvious ways. …But what if a state ceases to exist as a physical reality—if it sinks, Atlantis-like, under the waves?"
Hop, hop, hop, plop. What’s to be done about sinking states? As sea levels rise, lawyers ask how submerged islands can keep hold of their statehood.