Unstable Transition

Unstable Transition

A difficult, unsustainable change from one form of government to another. For example, a state may undergo an unstable transition from a dictatorship to a democracy, or from communism to capitalism. An unstable transition is marked by war, civil unrest, hyperinflation, and other social ills.
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They are expected to overcome significant challenges posed by conflict affected areas or otherwise unstable transition countries where USAID's operates.
In 2006, he was deputy head of a mission in Kinshasa, which made him deputy ambassador during an unstable transition of governments.
In 2006, he was deputy head of mission in Kinshasa, which made him deputy ambassador during an unstable transition of governments, and led the team through some difficult security situations including frequent rebel fighting which broke out in the city while he was in charge.
Given that North Korea is in the midst of an unstable transition of power, there are fears it may again resort to armed provocations.
Moscow's dependence on IMF financing and its unstable transition to capitalism and representative democracy are among the factors that separate it from its partners in the GS--hence the schizophrenic designation, "G8/G7.
As such, they provide a glimpse into a period of unstable transition that allowed for an upsurge of repressed cultural values.
Now, with the mandate for the current constitutional convention-cum-parliament expiring on May 28, his supporters want him in power during the unstable transition period that might follow if the assembly goes home without finalizing a draft document.