In this post, you will find great Nation-Building Quotes from famous people, such as Eric Greitens, Miguel Syjuco, Pranab Mukherjee, Ron Paul, Arundhati Bhattacharya. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.
As the Obama administration negotiates with the Karzai government and with Pakistan, we may be tempted to make commitments that, in the name of nation-building, restrict our ability to fight terrorists. If we must involve the Afghan government in every night raid, our operations will slow and targets will escape.
Fiction is a very powerful tool for teaching history. The Philippines was the first Iraq, the first Vietnam, the first Afghanistan, in the sense that it was the United States‘ initial or baptismal experience in nation-building.
There are a growing number of conservatives and Republicans who, while they support the president and support the war in Iraq, wonder how many of these nation-building wars we’re going to engage in and what the parameters of that are.
Economic growth is not sustainable without nation-building and, even of greater importance, state building.
We’ve been in the nation-building business since World War I, and especially since WWII. The goal is not a Jeffersonian Democracy in Afghanistan, but a representative government that respects human rights, protects its own people, and is a friend of the West. These are very realistic – and necessary – goals.
It’s not the job of the U.S. military to do nation-building or produce democratic utopias.