Issue

Governance

The balance of power between strong states was for decades the dominant issue in discussions of international security. But today, it is fragile states that are seen by many as posing potentially greater threats. Weak infrastructures, internal conflict, and lack of economic development provide fertile ground for trafficking, piracy, terrorism, nuclear proliferation, disease pandemics, regional tensions, and even genocide.

As a result, there is a growing movement in the international community to find comprehensive ways to promote stronger states, as well as more effective solutions to deal with those that are already on the brink of failure.

In Governance, you'll find reporting from around the world—from East Timor to Haiti, from Guinea Bissau to Afghanistan. The reporting demonstrates the dangers weak states pose—and also the international interventions that appear to be making a difference.

 

Governance

Rebecca Hamilton Visits Virginia and D.C.-Area Schools

On February 14 and 15, 2011, Pulitzer Center journalist and Washington Post special correspondent, Rebecca Hamilton visited seven Washington D.C. and Virginia schools to share her recent reporting on Sudan.During visits to Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, Washington International School, Yorktown High School, George Mason High School, H.B. Woodlawn Alternative Program, and Thomas Jefferson and Swanson Middle Schools, Rebecca met with over 350 students in grades 8-12.