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The Limits of Chinese Isolationism

Terror and religious extremism challenge a state unaccustomed to martyrdom narratives. Can a country doing business all over the world really avoid other peoples' politics?

South Africa: Tales from the Coalface

Activists face uphill battles when they push back against mining companies. Their stories include violence, secret deals, a lack of access to information and unenforced laws.

This Week in Review: Arab Spring Continues into Autumn

Tom Hundley highlights recent Pulitzer Center reports that allows the world to perceive international issues—from impacts of deforestation in China to political shifts in Iraq and Egypt—from a local perspective.

NGO Water Sector Confronts Sustainability Problem

Of the 600,000-plus hand pumps installed in sub-Saharan Africa over the past 20 years some 30 percent are known to have failed prematurely.