Since 2007 and a peak of 40,000 the number of nations on Planet Bob has been dropping. This problem found its scapegoat in the New Pacific Order and formed a powerful pillar of anti-Pacifican thought throughout the Initiative and Continuum eras: for not only was the Order a political enemy, it was a threat to our very existence! However, the constant monitoring that we saw between 2007 and 2009 has now dried up, and debate on the causes has been strangely absent over the past year despite numbers dropping at an increasing rate -- down by around 6,000 to 23,700 since the end of the Armageddon War; the lowest figure since 2006.
What is the reason for this lack of concern? One hesitates to say that it has disappeared completely, since the existential threat remains and its problems -- lack of trades and tech-sellers among them -- are a constant in inner-alliance discussion. Rather, it is simply no longer convenient to discuss the threat as having political causes since it would now require the then-accuser to change, complicating their own immediate political goals in the process.
We are thus left with three options: politics is still to blame, but nobody wants to talk about it; it was never believed that politics is to blame; it was believed that politics is to blame, but as soon as the political power-structure changed so did that belief.
Not being a mind-reader, and with no discussion from which to take hints, it is impossible for me to answer this question. But I would suggest that none of the three options paints the protagonists in a particularly glorious light.