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In the prosperous nineties, everything seemed right with the world. But outside our borders, Robert Kaplan warned that chaos and anarchy were brewing. While Americans enjoyed their vacations and lattes, poverty pervaded the rest of the world. And it was only a matter of time before the third world revolted.

Before September 11th, many did not take Robert Kaplan seriously. Now, people are taking notice. And Kaplan says that's a good thing: because unless something changes, we will only see more stress and more instability in these countries.


Robert Kaplan, author of "The Coming Anarchy."

Susanna Price, BBC correspondent in Islamabad on attempts to bring humanitarian aid to Afghani refugees.

This program aired on October 2, 2001.