William and Mary

Tyler Bembenek

PIPS Fellow

Policy Brief Summary
Much of the developing world is experiencing rapid population growth and urbanization. In some cases, the influx of people is overwhelming local governments that lack the resources to provide security and services. The result is the proliferation of urban no-go zones that could serve as havens for criminality and extremism. This paper attempts to find a low cost method for resource deficient states to establish control over these ungoverned urban areas.