October 21, 2014 / Harper's
James Harkin
How did a terror organization considered too bloody for Al Qaeda morph into something like a government with its own territory—and with troops at the border of a NATO member state?
October 20, 2014 /
Misha Friedman
The Crimean Peninsula’s annexation by Russia means a return to the shadows for LGBT people who now face public prosecution.
October 20, 2014 / Untold Stories
Michelle Ferng
Older adults in Peru carry a disproportionate burden of disease yet they are least likely to receive appropriate quality care.
August 18, 2011 / National Geographic
Peter Gwin
Tuareg rebels have been fighting the Niger government, with some support from Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, for a share in the lucrative uranium mined on their lands.
August 18, 2011 / Foreign Policy
Anna Badkhen
Generations of conquerors and marauders have come and gone in northern Afghanistan, but the paths on which they travel have endured.
August 18, 2011 / Esquire
Tyler Cabot
Of the 171 prisoners still there, only about two dozen are hardened militants and war criminals. Most are like Noor Uthman Muhammed —hapless men who were in the wrong place at the wrong time.
August 17, 2011 / Untold Stories
Steve Sapienza
Peru's rainforests have been a hot spot for resource extraction even before rubber baron Carlos Fitzcarald first arrived in the Madre de Dios region.
August 17, 2011 / Untold Stories
Helen Branswell
Using simple, low-tech methods, Indian public health officials sample sewage in Mumbai, New Delhi and Patna to learn where polioviruses originate and to locate children in need of vaccination.
August 17, 2011 / The Atlantic
Rebecca Hamilton
In September 2004, then-U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell became the first member of a U.S. administration to apply the label "genocide" to an ongoing conflict.
August 17, 2011 / The New Republic
Anna Badkhen
Untrained militiamen, also known as arbakis, living in southeastern Afghanistan are preparing to stop the Taliban insurgency, but they lack proper weapons to defend their lands.
August 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Coleen Jose
Residents living in the Phillippines are beginning to link frequent natural disasters like Typhoon Ketsana in 2009 to environmental degradation in the region.
August 16, 2011 / Untold Stories
Antigone Barton
Carol Nyirenda’s journey to fight HIV took her around the world, to three continents, in five weeks. Now she has come home again to Lusaka, to organize women living with the epidemic.
August 15, 2011 / Untold Stories
Hadas Gold
Argentina is in the midst of election season and cartonero cooperatives are trying to join forces to seek recognition from politicians.