by Maura R OConnor
Over the course of its 25-year conflict, Sri Lanka has been an island plagued by the abduction and disappearance of its citizens - some estimate tens of thousands.
Civil War, Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, World Religions
by Vanessa M. Gezari
Since 2007, an experimental Pentagon program has been sending teams of civilian anthropologists and other social scientists into the hardest-fought regions of Iraq and Afghanistan to pursue a missi
U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, Modern Day Conflicts
by Samuel Loewenberg
Samuel Loewenberg ventures to Guatemala to survey the underlying issues of the Central American country's extreme poverty.
Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Darren McCollester, J. Malcolm Garcia
In Kosovo, Roma families and their children live in camps built on the biggest lead mine in Europe and next to a toxic slagheap of 100 million tons.
Social Studies, American History, The Holocaust and Modern-Day Genocide
by Carolyn Drake, Ilan Greenberg
The global financial crisis is now reverberating deep inside the Tajikistan's mountainous countryside, where tens of thousands of Tajik men who no longer have jobs in Russia have returned to their...
The Great Depression, U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Michael Kavanagh
The 2006 election in the Democratic Republic of Congo was supposed to usher in a new period of peace and stability for the beleaguered, exhausted Congolese people.
Civil War, Civil Rights, The Holocaust and Modern-Day Genocide, War Crimes and Terms of Peace, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Christopher Milner, Susan Schulman
After six years of failed peace initiatives and continuing violence, displaced communities of Darfur are ready to fight.
Civil War, Post-War Reconstruction, The Holocaust and Modern-Day Genocide, War Crimes and Terms of Peace, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
by Peter DiCampo
Every year, thousands of women and young girls migrate from Ghana’s poorer, Muslim north to the major cities of the Christian south. Known as Kayayo, they travel to work as porters in city markets,...
Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Karl E. Meyer, Shareen Brysac
In few places has coexistence between Muslims and non-Muslims been more sorely tested as in India, yet few post-colonial nations can claim a more unlikely success.
Social Studies, World History
Bangladesh - Easy Like Water
by Glenn Baker, Steve Sapienza
In Bangla, "easy like water" translates roughly as "piece of cake." The irony is that in Bangladesh -- with 150 million people in a country the size of Iowa, water poses a relentless threat.
Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Freshwater Resources, Role of Water in Natural and Human-Made Environments, Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Asim Rafiqui, Elliott Woods
Gazan healthcare facilities have been strangled by an Israeli blockade since June 2007, when Hamas wrested control of Gaza from rival Fatah.
Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, Modern Day Conflicts
by Meredith May, Carlos Avila Gonzalez
Every January, 83-year-old Olga Murray of northern California goes to southwestern Nepal for the annual Maghe Sankranti winter festival.
Civil Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Lygia Navarro
Six months after Fidel Castro's exit, Lygia Navarro explores the hidden epidemic of depression in Cuba.
The Great Depression, Immigration, U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, The Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Clayton Worfolk, Jordan deBree
In the last several years, at least one dozen Mexican norteño musicians have been murdered in a wave of violence bearing the brazenness and brutality of Mexico's drug cartels.
Immigration, U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, Modern Day Conflicts
by Ryan Libre, Tim Patterson
The Himalayan foothills of northern Myanmar form the ancestral homeland of the Kachins, an ethnic group that has endured decades of brutal repression at the hands of the Burmese military.
The Rise of Dictatorial Regimes, Post-War Reconstruction, War Crimes and Terms of Peace, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations, World Religions
by David Hecht
Twenty-five years ago Abdullahi Tijjani had a vision for Kuki, a village in the north of Nigeria he became chief of at age 14: "Hunger will become a thing of the past once we marry modern technolog
Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Renewable and Nonrenewable Resources, Impact of the Industrial Revolution, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Iason Athanasiadis
How does an affluent First World nation-state go from stability to near social collapse in the space of a week?
The Rise of Dictatorial Regimes, U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Jennifer Redfearn
Climate change is threatening to displace 2,500 inhabitants of the Carteret Atoll in the South Pacific. Their stories are the main topic explored in the Academy Award®-nominated film Sun Come Up.
Ecosystems, Effect of Human Activities on the Earth, Environmental Public Policy, Freshwater Resources, The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
by Sharon Schmickle, Fred de Sam Lazaro
Ug99, a virulent fungal disease, could create a major food security crisis by attacking the world's second largest crop, wheat.
The Political and Social Conditions of Developing Nations
Iraq: The Promise of Freedom
by Beth Murphy, Kevin Belli
Thousands of Iraqis risked everything to work for the U.S.-led occupation because they believed in democracy.
U.S. Foreign Policy Since WWII, Modern Day Conflicts

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