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

Dividing Lines

The fight against militias that roam CAR's displaced persons camps and now persecute the very people they claim to protect.

Cambodia’s Coming AI Revolution

Cambodia’s tech sector is blooming and the country’s structural challenges might actually be strengths when adapting to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. What are the social risks and opportunities?

Afghanistan: On Its Own

Foreign troops are leaving Afghanistan. As the decade-long effort to secure the country draws to a close, how are Afghanistan’s most vulnerable communities preparing for the challenges that lie ahead?

Education: Pakistan's Other Emergency

Pakistan is home to more out-of-school children than almost any country in the world. And there's more than just the Taliban keeping the country’s young people from an education.

Pakistan and India: The Real Nuclear Challenge

A full-throttle nuclear arms race is underway in a region where terrorism, ethnic violence, and border disputes are endemic. But the flashpoint isn't Iran. It's Pakistan and India.

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.

Gender Lens: Refugees and Migration

Journalists and activists joined together for a conversation on the impact of gender and gender roles on the refugee experience—exploring how the most vulnerable are affected and how they cope.