Image by Paul Short. Turkey, 2014.
Launched August 27, 2014 Paul Short
Few world cities match the speed of Istanbul’s urban transformation. As new mass housing projects, business districts and suspended bridges dot the city’s horizon, the urban poor are being displaced.
Image by Jalesa Tucker. Paris, 2014.
Launched August 25, 2014 Jalesa Tucker
To escape poverty and social exclusion in their countries of origin, many Roma seek refuge in France. Often they face the same discrimination in their new home.
Launched August 23, 2014 Reana Thomas
Alien invaders, primarily two plant species, threaten the livelihoods of 10,000 households surrounding Wular Lake in Kashmir, India.
Launched August 22, 2014 Ty McCormick
Less than three years after independence, South Sudan collapsed into civil war. Thousands have died and famine looms on the horizon. Can rebel-leaders-turned-politicians lead the way to peace?
Image by Jason Larkin. South Africa, 2014.
Launched August 14, 2014 Jack Shenker, Jason Larkin
In South Africa's poorest mining communities, fury at the political class is mounting.
Buariki Village leaders and Professor Pelenise Alofa (center), in front of a newly completed rainwater tank. Image by Janice Cantieri. Kiribati, 2014.
Launched August 11, 2014 Janice Cantieri
Washington University student fellow Janice Cantieri examines the impact of rising sea levels and climate change on life in Kiribati, the first nation facing displacement due to global warming.
Turkana, Kenya. Image by Guillaume Bonn. Kenya, 2014.
Launched July 30, 2014 Jessica Hatcher, Marc Hofer
Turkana in Kenya’s arid north is the most important place you’ve likely never heard of, quintessential to understanding mankind. Now, Turkana has oil. Is it a pending resource-curse catastrophe?
Image by Kalyanee Mam. Cambodia, 2014.
Launched July 30, 2014 Kalyanee Mam
A revolution is awakening in Cambodia—with protests led by a monk who is speaking out against the environmental destruction of his country.
Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Afghanistan, 2014.
Launched July 29, 2014 Meg Jones, Meghan Dhaliwal
How do you turn the lights off on a war? Wars end when troops come home, but what happens to all the stuff?
Image by Ekkasit Chaingam. Thailand, 2014.
Launched July 23, 2014 Richard Bernstein
Thailand is the land of smiles, free elections, and military coups. Why have its efforts at electoral democracy always failed, and can they ever succeed?
Image by Rhitu Chatterjee. India, 2014.
Launched July 18, 2014 Rhitu Chatterjee
India’s Midday Meal program feeds 120 million poor and malnourished children. Despite rampant mismanagement, corruption and inefficiencies, it benefits some of the country’s poorest communities.
Image by Alice Su. Jordan, 2014.
Launched July 15, 2014 Alice Su
How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail, the international community forgets, and asylum stretches into weeks, months and years?
Image by Jennifer Koons. Niger, 2014.
Launched July 14, 2014 Jennifer Koons
The rate of population growth exceeds economic growth in Niger where women have an average of seven children. Government officials hope family planning will become the best way forward.
Image by Yigal Schleifer. Turkey, 2014.
Launched July 8, 2014 Yigal Schleifer
The Cold War's end promised to bring democracy to many countries that had little previous experience with it. But the rise of a new brand of authoritarian and populist politics threatens that promise.
Launched July 7, 2014 Lukas Augustin, Niklas Schenck
A multimedia story following survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as they struggle with their past, meet each other for the first time and dare to ask for forgiveness.
Launched July 2, 2014 Michael Edison Hayden, Sami Siva
India's transgendered women have a documented history dating back to the Kama Sutra, but live on the fringes of society, struggling to find legitimate employment, and battling an epidemic of HIV/AIDS.
Launched June 30, 2014 Molly K. Dutmers
The Catholic Church stands at a crossroads—church attendance in Europe has decreased and the millennial generation is becoming detached. Can Pope Francis and the Church adapt to the modern era?
Image by Wu Di. China, 2014.
Launched June 30, 2014 He Guangwei
China confronts a hidden but grave environmental threat—soil pollution related to industrial development that affects as much as one fifth of China's farmland.
Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
Launched June 26, 2014 James Harkin
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
Image by Hari Sreenivasan. Guatemala, 2014.
Launched June 25, 2014 Hari Sreenivasan, Roger Thurow
In Guatemala, an effort is underway to reverse a stubborn trend: about 50 percent of children are so malnourished they're “stunted” — physically, intellectually, and later in life, economically.
Launched June 25, 2014 Michelle Goldberg
There’s a growing push in Europe to criminalize the buying but not the selling of sex. Advocates say such laws curb trafficking. Opponents say they hurt prostitutes. Who's right?
Karachi Circular Railway walkover. Image by Ivan Sigal. Nazimabad, Karachi, 2014.
Launched June 18, 2014 Ivan Sigal
An investigation of Karachi's urban development, tracing a defunct public transport route to explore stories about the city’s growth, its urban present, its rural past and its possible futures.
Image by Alex MacLean. Canada, 2014.
Launched June 9, 2014 Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
Alberta’s oil sands region is at the heart of the KeystoneXL pipeline controversy. A project built on aerial photographs from 1,000 feet up brings into sharp focus the project's scale—and stakes.
Image by Philip Brasher. Ethiopia, 2014.
Launched May 27, 2014 Philip Brasher
The Obama administration is spending $3.5 billion and partnering with multinational corporations to increase food production in 19 of the world's poorest countries.

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