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

Egypt's Roads: A Crisis Behind the Crisis

Egypt, struggling through an epically dysfunctional transition to democracy, faces another suspect distinction: some of the region's most hazardous driving conditions.

Turkey: My Time in 'Little Aleppo'

So many Syrian refugees have moved into the Turkish city of Gaziantep since the war that locals now call it "Little Aleppo." How long will the hospitality and neighborhood-friendliness last?

Chicago: Surviving Tragedy

Ondelee Perteet was shot in the face during a gang altercation in Chicago, but he and his mother never gave up.