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

From Yemen: The Great Escape

Salem was at the airport when the first bombs dropped in Yemen. Months later, he would be forced to flee his homeland. For days, he walked and hitchhiked across the war torn nation. This is his story.

Central African Republic: Conflict and Promise

With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the continent's most ambitious attempts at preserving biodiversity.

An African Spring in Uganda?

In February 2016, Uganda strongman Yoweri Museveni won another election which opposition groups and international observers say was not free and fair.

Law and Order in Afghanistan

Pro-government militias are being lauded as a bulwark against rising insurgency, even while some stand accused of extrajudicial killings and running remote districts as fiefdoms.

Polio's Last Stand

After dozens of vaccination workers were killed in Afghanistan, polio once again began to spread into the borderlands. The same strain is now re-surfacing in Syria.

Meet the Journalist: Dominic Bracco

Photojournalist Dominic Bracco II's reporting follows Diego, a former gang member on his personal journey for reconciliation and redemption. In this video Bracco gives a behind-the-scenes look at the history of violence in Juarez.

Israel, Palestine, and Idi Amin

The following lesson plan for teachers explores how an author balances narrative storytelling and facts while exploring Uganda's connections to Israel over several decades.

Afghanistan by Choice

This lesson plan outlines reflection and processing exercises connected to Alexandria Bombach's film "Afghanistan by Choice,” which follows five people deciding whether or not to leave Afghanistan.

Ukraine's Internally Displaced

Students investigate educational resources using diverse media in order to understand how journalists use various mediums to tell different accounts of Ukraine's internally displaced persons.

Solutions Journalism in Haiti

Students review video, photos, and writing to analyze how the authors investigate and justify solutions to economic challenges in Haiti using interviews and research.

Human Rights Reporting

Students will critically examine the legal, professional and moral obligations of journalists as witnesses to all kinds of human rights violations.

This Week: Friends With Dictators

This week: The U.S.'s troublesome alliances with African dictators, Pulitzer tackles homophobia through NewsArts, and the true meaning of the Iraqi Kurdish referendum.