July 23, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
Richard Bernstein
Thailand is being ruled by a military junta for the 19th time since 1932, but this time some Thais may not meekly go along; Bangkok's motorcycle taxi drivers show why.
July 22, 2014 / The Atlantic
Alice Su
Jordan’s real crisis is not the threat of encroaching extremism, but the grinding weight of hosting victims from the region’s various humanitarian emergencies. How much longer can the Kingdom last?
July 22, 2014 / Untold Stories
Dan Grossman, Alex MacLean
A trillion dollars worth of heavy crude has attracted the world's oil titans to western Canada. The impact is colossal.
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May 19, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Anna Badkhen
UNICEF reports that 57 percent of marriages in Afghanistan involve girls below the legal age limit. But, in the isolated north, girls are not the only ones married young.
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May 18, 2011 / Radio Free Europe
Shaheen Buneri
"The area has been cleared of terrorists" is a common refrain in Pakistani media, but in the Swat Valley, trauma from the conflict between Pakistani security forces and Taliban militants remains.
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May 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Tom Parfitt
Outrage over 1940s Stalinist deportations permeates the collective memories of North Caucasus nations, fueling modern day conflicts in the region.
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May 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov, Nadia Shira Cohen
In the wake of destruction wrought by the 2010 alumina plant disaster, new opportunities emerged for Hungary's marginalized Roma population.
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May 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Juhie Bhatia
Will the recent foreign push to acquire fertile African land spur development or further threaten the continent's food security?
May 13, 2011 / Untold Stories
Anna-Katarina Gravgaard
A new report by mining giant Greystar reveals plans for a high-altitude mine which would threaten the páramos ecosystem, a water supply for millions of Colombians.
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May 13, 2011 / Untold Stories
Dimiter Kenarov, Nadia Shira Cohen
When the Ajka alumina plant reservoir was breached and toxic red mud flooded the region in 2010, it destroyed not only people's lives, but full ecosystems.Kastelypark forest serves as a grim reminder...
May 13, 2011 / The New Republic
Anna Badkhen
Osama bin Laden's death may have made headlines in the United States, but, in a village in northern Afghanistan, few have heard of the Al Qaeda leader.
May 13, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Anna Badkhen
In a country where the trauma never ceases, at least two-thirds of Afghanis suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder. With suffering almost completely unrecognized, prayer is the only therapy.
May 11, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Anna Badkhen
"Bin Laden was just one man. Why should his death bring any changes here?" said Colonel Nur Ahmad, the deputy police chief of Jowzjan province.

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