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Follies in Fragile States coverFollies in Fragile States is an inside account of UN-led efforts to ‘stabilise’ eastern Congo from 2007 onwards, reconstructing the key decisions and where things began to go wrong.

The story that emerges is always dramatic, often bloody, and a painfully honest reflection on personal and institutional failure.

This is modern peacekeeping. Out now in ebook or paperback, or click through for a free download of Chapter 1.

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Ian Quick photoMy name is Ian D. Quick — I’m a management consultant and advocate for smarter approaches in fragile states.

I publish long-form articles here once a month, alongside more regular content streams on Twitter, Youtube and Pinterest. For more about consulting services please click through here.

If you’re interested to chat please do send me an email, or find me on social media.