An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces another hurdle: rebuilding.
Two years ago, Islamic State troops stormed Mosul, Iraq. Today the city is the militant group’s last remaining urban base in the country, but Iraqi forces, backed by the U.S. and others, are preparing to drive them out.
"Fractured Lands" author Scott Anderson speaks with Democracy Now! about reporting for this project.
"Fractured Lands" author Scott Anderson speaks with Bloomberg's Charlie Rose about his reporting.
Pulitzer Center Grantee Scott Anderson discusses his new story Fractured Lands on PBS NewsHour.
Go inside the re-capture of Falluja with Ben Solomon's virtual-reality video for "Fractured Lands."
"The Fight for Falluja," the VR film by Ben Solomon accompanying The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands" issue, is now available on the NYTVR app.
Scott Anderson's foreword to "Fractured Lands," from the August 14, 2016 issue of The New York Times Magazine.
Imprisoned Yazidis escape ISIS-controlled territories by way of smugglers or the web of safe houses in Syria and Iraq.
On the border of ISIS territory, Iraqi civilians fight for their survival.
Pictures from the front lines of Iraq.
Could understanding the failure of the 1938 Evian Conference help Europe do the right thing today?
At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.
This year, a force comprised of Iraqi soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, Kurdish peshmerga, and Sunni police will attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Islamic State, or ISIS.
What difference did it make that Hurricane Katrina struck during major US military deployments in Afghanistan and Iraq? This piece explores hidden intersections between these defining events.
ISIS fighters executed and enslaved thousands of ethnic Yazidis in northern Iraq in the summer of 2014 in what the UN calls a likely genocide. A year later, a look at the community trying to heal.
How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.
Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq"?
Iraq's Kurds are in business while Turkey and its own Kurdish population are at war. Will success in Iraqi Kurdistan ease tension in Turkey, or will it break an ethnic bond?
It has been more than eight years since the U.S. invaded Iraq and now the mission is coming to a close. What does the future hold for the people of Iraq?
American forces are withdrawing from Iraq, bringing a painful chapter in the history of both countries to a close while raising new questions about the shape of post-U.S. Iraq.
The Iraqi elections of 2010 played out against a backdrop of reduced but continuing violence, unresolved issues of governance, and a U.S. government determined to exit fast. This project assesses the cross currents, on the ground in Iraq.
Thousands of Iraqis risked everything to work for the U.S.-led occupation because they believed in democracy. Serving as interpreters, civil society experts and reconstruction contractors, they set out to build a new Iraq.
Today, they are targeted by insurgents as "traitors" and marked for death. Because their...
An exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis is reshaping the Middle East -- with ominous implications for the region.
Driven out of Iraq and into neighboring countries by sectarian violence, a once prosperous middle class is drawing down savings -- and fueling local resentments. The newcomers...
As the U.S. government responded to Hurricane Katrina what difference did it make that the nation was at war? In what ways were post-Katrina relief operations experienced as the war “coming home"?
Scott Anderson discusses how he chronicles the lives of six people to tell the story of the collapse of the Middle East. "We're all living with the fall-out of what has happened in this region."
Pulitzer Prize-winning filmmaker and video journalist for The New York Times, Ben C. Solomon, discusses his VR film, "The Fight for Falluja."
Writer Luke Mogelson discusses reporting on the frontlines of the Mosul Liberation Force's fight against ISIS in Iraq.
Journalist Emily Feldman discusses the two questions that drew her to northern Iraq to report on the Yazidis, nearly one year after ISIS fighters brutally targeted the religious minority.
The Islamic State (ISIS) is recruiting increasing numbers of displaced Syrian youth. In many ways, it operates as a darkly militant variant of youth culture rebellion.
Teacher Faraz Chaudry describes how he used "Fractured Lands" to examine the unraveling of the Middle East with 8th grade students in Wheeling, IL.
A 9th grade teacher describes how exploring "Fractured Lands" provided her students with a much greater understanding of the Arab world and a platform for improving critical thinking skills.
This week the Pulitzer Center celebrates its tenth anniversary, "To End AIDS" our latest e-book is now available on iTunes, and troops are now poised to retake Mosul from ISIS.
This week's newsletter highlights lessons that explore "Fractured Lands" and the "Power of Poetry"
Reactions to "Fractured Lands," the last leprosy patients in Sri Lanka, and the health effects of the Olympics in this week's newsletter.
Landmark reporting project with The New York Times Magazine strikes a chord with readers around the world.
Read the landmark NYT Magazine issue "Fractured Lands" by Pulitzer Center grantees Scott Anderson, Paolo Pellegrin, and Ben Solomon.
Scott Anderson, co-author of The New York Times Magazine's "Fractured Lands," speaks about his reporting on MSNBC's "Morning Joe."
Read the backstory for "Fractured Lands" in this Poynter article.
Connect students to this gripping modern history of the Middle East with lesson plans for K-12 and university students.
Photographer's new book brings together a decade of reporting on a growing global phenomenon that now affects more than 10 million people.
Pulitzer Center grantee speaks on the global effects of the international refugee crisis given her perspective as a freelance journalist based in Istanbul, Turkey.