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

Syrian Refugees: The Koksal Family

Just one family of thousands forced to flee Syria after the eruption of war, the Koksals illustrate the tremendous hardships and complexities of the refugee population in Turkey.

Iraq: Islamic State Imagery

Much of what we’ve seen of the Islamic State comes filtered through its own well-oiled media machine. NPR talks with Sebastian Meyer about the images the Islamic State wants the public to see.

Film: Congo/Women

On mothers Day in Norway the NGO Congo Women projected a video including images by Marcus Bleasdale onto the facade of the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway.

Pulitzer Center Journalist Discusses Peacebuilding

Imani Rucker, a tenth grade student at New Directions Alternative Program in Arlington, Virginia submitted this response to a December presentation on the U.N. Peacebuilding Commission by Pulitzer Center journalist, Jina Moore.