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Naming Names

"Authoritative List of Core, New Core, and Gap countries," by Thomas Barnett, Thomas P.M. Barnett :: Weblog, 16 April 2006, http://www.thomaspmbarnett.com/weblog/archives2/003162.html.

Before Redefining the Gap, and then Synthesizing that with Barnett's own theory, I asked if there was a list of countries in the Core and the Gap

Tom responded:

Did once, but strictly by old-line and just Core-Gap.

Of course, the concept is meant to be dynamic and open to interpretation, not dogma.

So only thing that interests me is how breakdown pushes you to contemplate the how and why of shrinking the Gap.

Once you accept that challenge, you can do no serious wrong in my eyes.

And you can quote me on that.


Still, I was curious, and the data for my interpretation of his Core-Gap division, as well as the AfroIslamic Gap, is available as a computer file from this blog. A more human readable version of the Old Core, New Core, Gap division, plus the Synthesized division, is below.

I realize some of the divisions between the Old Core and New Core are arbitrary. There's no authoritative list, so I did the best I could. Don't like them? Then create your own list, or add your comments below.


The Old Core, The New Core, and the Gap

States of the Non-Integrating Gap
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Bahamas, The
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Botswana
Brunei
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso
Burma
Burundi
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Colombia
Comoros
Congo Dem
Congo Rep
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Cote d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Djibouti
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Fiji
Gabon
Gambia
Georgia
Ghana
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Israel
Jamaica
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kiribati
Korea DPRK
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Laos
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Macedonia
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mauritania
Mauritius
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montserrat
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Oman
Pakistan
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Qatar
Reunion
Romania
Rwanda
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia and Montenegro
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Solomon Islands
Somalia
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Thailand
Togo
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Uganda
Ukraine
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


States of the New Core
Argentina
Australia
Bermuda
Brazil
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
India
Korea ROK
Latvia
Lithuania
Mongolia
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
South Africa
Taiwan
Uruguay


States of the Old Core
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Holy See (Vatican City)
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States



The Afro-Islamic Gap, The Seam, the New Core, and the Old Core

States of the Afro-Islamic Gap
Afghanistan
Albania
Algeria
Angola
Azerbaijan
Bahrain
Bangladesh
Benin
Botswana
Brunei
Burkina Faso
Burundi
Cameroon
Cape Verde
Central African Republic
Chad
Comoros
Congo Dem
Congo Rep
Cote d'Ivoire
Djibouti
Egypt
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Ethiopia
Gabon
Gambia
Ghana
Guinea
Guinea-Bissau
Guyana
Indonesia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan
Lebanon
Lesotho
Liberia
Libya
Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritania
Mauritius
Morocco
Mozambique
Namibia
Niger
Nigeria
Oman
Pakistan
Qatar
Rwanda
Sao Tome
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Seychelles
Sierra Leone
Somalia
Sudan
Suriname
Swaziland
Syria
Tajikistan
Tanzania
Togo
Tunisia
Turkey
Turkmenistan
Uganda
United Arab Emirates
Uzbekistan
Yemen
Zambia
Zimbabwe


States of the Seam
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Armenia
Bahamas, The
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Bhutan
Bolivia
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Burma
Cambodia
Colombia
Cook Islands
Costa Rica
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Dominica
Dominican Republic
East Timor
Ecuador
El Salvador
Fiji
Georgia
Grenada
Guam
Guatemala
Haiti
Honduras
Israel
Jamaica
Kiribati
Korea DPRK
Laos
Macedonia
Marshall Islands
Martinique
Mayotte
Mexico
Micronesia
Moldova
Monaco
Montserrat
Nauru
Nepal
New Caledonia
Nicaragua
Niue
Norfolk Island
Northern Marianas
Palau
Panama
Papua New Guinea
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Puerto Rico
Reunion
Romania
Saint Helena
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Samoa
Serbia and Montenegro
Singapore
Solomon Islands
South Africa
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Tokelau
Tonga
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos Islands
Tuvalu
Ukraine
Vanuatu
Venezuela
Vietnam


States of the New Core
Argentina
Australia
Bermuda
Brazil
Chile
China
Czech Republic
Estonia
Hungary
India
Korea ROK
Latvia
Lithuania
Mongolia
Poland
Russia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Taiwan
Uruguay


States of the Old Core
Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Canada
Denmark
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Holy See (Vatican City)
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Japan
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Portugal
San Marino
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
United Kingdom
United States

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