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

Photos From The Edge

Grantee Tomas Van Houtryve was granted entry to North Korea, but he knew the scripted scenes he shot weren’t telling the real story.

Rape in DR Congo: Victims and Torturers

Lloyd-Davies travelled to Minova in South Kivu province to report on the horror of the thousands of rape cases perpetrated by the Congolese national army, which is now facing its victims in court.

Tracing North Korea's Borders

Starkly different from the carefully orchestrated scenes in Pyongyang, the landscapes along North Korea's borders are at turns porous and paranoid.

Pakistan's Truck Art

Pakistan's truck art is famously lavish. But what motivates truckers to spend thousands of dollars on decorations?