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

How the Islamic State Was Won

How did a terror organization considered too bloody for Al Qaeda morph into something like a government with its own territory—and with troops at the border of a NATO member state?

On Homosexuality: Uganda's Religious Leaders

CNN Daisy Carrington spoke with Daniella Zalcman about her work engaging Uganda's religious leaders on sexual identity, anti-gay legislation, and their responsibilities as pastors, priests, and imams.

ISIS Tests Kurdish Bid for Independence

When the Islamic State threatened Kirkuk's borders, Kurdish peshmerga rushed in to protect it. But some of the city's residents see the presence of Kurdish forces as an occupying force.

Two Webbies for "Dear Obama"

The Pulitzer Center, in conjunction with Human Rights Watch, has won two Webby Awards for our video and multimedia work with Marcus Bleasdale, drawing attention to human rights crises in Congo.