Field notes from Kerala, epicenter of a decades-long migration to the Gulf, and from the UAE's Saadiyat Island, popular with vacationers, golfers, and seasoned conference attendees.
United Arab Emirates
'I dream of the day when we can all be together again', overseas Filipino worker Norma Brion tells her children.
New museums in the Emirates raise the issue of workers’ rights.
Seven sisters work as caretakers for children in Dubai so that they can send money to their own families back in the Philippines.
For this young single mother, providing for her daughter means leaving her behind to work abroad.
With convenient and seemingly endless options, Dubai’s lifestyle has evolved to reflect its consumer-driven culture.
Dubai’s current obesity crisis is mainly the result of the wealthy emirate’s convenience-driven culture.
Fast food fits naturally with Dubai's booming expansion and fast-paced lifestyle. Obesity has become an unwanted by-product.
Dubai’s wealth, dramatic population increase and fast-paced lifestyle have resulted in a cultural shift. Many of these changes, however, negatively impact health of its citizens.
The world’s biggest oil producers are pouring money into renewable energy. Why isn’t the United States, the world’s biggest oil consumer, following suit?
The United Arab Emirates, a tiny oil-rich sheikdom across the Persian Gulf from Iran, will soon be the first Arab country to build a nuclear reactor. Who will be second?
Why didn't the Arab Spring spread to the United Arab Emirates? Simple answer: Life is good.
The world’s leading architects, the most vulnerable laborers, and a movement of concerned artists converge on a man-made island in the Persian Gulf called Saadiyat, which means “happiness” in Arabic.
While the fast food industry in the United Arab Emirate's flourishes, a dramatic increase in obesity, cardiovascular disease and diabetes threatens the nation’s health.
U.S. officials believe Iran’s ongoing progress towards a nuclear weapon is pushing Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt and Turkey to follow suit, raising the odds of an Arab nuclear arms race.
As new museums and universities are erected in the Gulf, Negar Azimi reports on the complexities surrounding the use of low-wage migrant labor, with a focus on a group of artist-activists.
Yochi Dreazen talks about his reporting on the Middle East's nuclear landscape. The newest nuclear power plant is being built in the U.A.E., less than a hundred miles from Iran.
This week: what it really cost to build Abu Dhabi, summary executions in the Philippines, and the Syrian singer who lives on.
Ten Pulitzer Center student fellows will report from abroad on topics such as environmental policy in Thailand, health and nutrition in the United Arab Emirates and gender equality in South Africa.
Pulitzer Center Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on United Arab Emirates' renewable energy investment, Afghanistan, the LRA and our new iPad book project on South Sudan.
Senior Editor Tom Hundley highlights this week's reporting on the Persian Gulf's "nuclear question," and "Voices of Haiti" comes to Port-au-Prince and Miami.