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Warlords and Horsemen

In buzkashi, Afghanistan’s violent and ancient national pastime, riders battle for control of an animal corpse. It's still the best metaphor for the restive country's politics.

Paying Migrants to Stay

Brussels is betting on an ambitious plan to transform countries like Mali into places people will want to live. But will a makeover be enough to keep would-be migrants home?

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.