Without the Azerbaijani government's structural support and full recognizion, the Talysh people fight to preserve their language and culture.
Countries on the fuzzy edge between two continents are grappling with what it means to be in Europe or Asia today.
Former political prisoners say democratic shift—like the capital's flashy skyline—is merely cosmetic, with the economic crisis exposing the state’s true authoritarianism.
Joshua Kucera explores the border between Europe and Asia, reporting here from Azerbaijan.
There’s much to be learned about what drove the alleged bombers at the Boston Marathon. One place to start: the contested histories and unresolved tensions in their native North Caucasus.
The Caspian Sea has been a strategic backwater for most of its history. But recent discoveries of large oil and natural gas reserves have touched off a five-way arms race.
The naval buildup in the Caspian Sea is amplifying regional tensions. It's Russia versus Iran, with three post-Soviet states—and trillions of dollars in oil—in the middle.
Azerbaijan's intolerance for journalists, Armenians and gays makes for an awkward Eurovision song contest.
Armenia and Azerbaijan may be on the brink of another bloody battle over the disputed land of Nagorno-Karabakh, a de-facto state in the mountainous region of the South Caucasus.
Nagorno-Karabakh faces an unpredictable future as it fights for international recognition.
The region of Nagorno-Karabakh has gained a de-facto independence, but still does not receive recognition by the international community.
Armenians who fled Azerbaijan after war broke out with Nagorno-Karabakh 20 years ago are entitled, under Karabakh law, to land in bordering territories as compensation.
In Azerbaijan, Emin Özmen captures a story of assimilation: the integration of the Talysh, with their distinct and sometimes fading traditions, into a country asserting its national identity.
Oil in the Caspian Sea is making Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan rich. But with Iran and Russia on the sea, too, is it fueling a naval arms race as well?
Photographer Emin Özmen documents the daily lives of Talysh women in Azerbaijan and their complex history of assimilation.
Joshua Kucera traveled along the conventional border between Europe and Asia, from Istanbul's Bosphorus to the Russian Arctic—reporting on the people who live between East and West.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting from Haiti and Azerbaijan.
Indigenous rights and visual literacy take center stage in these activity ideas and classroom resources, using reporting from six countries by Magnum photographers.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented from The Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 "Guernica" with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This is a painting lesson that combines Pablo Picasso's famous 1937 Guernica with current day issues presented by the Pulitzer Center.
This lesson plan outlines a project that allows students the opportunity to connect with a contemporary crisis somewhere in the world.