On War and Peace

April 27, 2017
by Christopher de Bellaigue

Join a conversation with Pulitzer Center grantee on the transformation of the Islam world, from 1798 into modernity.

Palestinian men who labor in Israel wait to cross from the Palestinian to the Israeli side of the Eyal checkpoint before sunrise in February. Image by Miriam Berger. Israel, 2017. 
April 23, 2017 / Newsweek
by Miriam Berger

From checkpoints to settlements, Israel is increasingly privatizing its control over parts of the West Bank. Some see this shift as an attempt to sustain the occupation.

A neighborhood in the capital, Bangui, smolders in 2014 after Christian-led militias attacked predominantly Muslim rebels who had ousted the government. The faiths once coexisted in relative peace, but chaos has reigned in much of the nation for the past four years. Image by Marcus Bleasdale. Central African Republic.
April 19, 2017 / National Geographic
by Peter Gwin, Marcus Bleasdale

Despite bountiful gold, diamonds, uranium, the Central African Republic has been mired in civil war and the legacy of colonization.

The Money Machine. Image courtesy of The Guardian. 2017.
April 18, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: how the world's poorest countries lose billions at the hands of corrupt officials, the journey of a Nigerian girl, and building urban life from scratch in Haiti.

Chinko Project anti-poaching rangers lined up for a morning formation on the Chinko Project nature preserve in eastern C.A.R. Image by Elliott Woods.
April 17, 2017
by Elliott Woods

Bozeman, Montana-based journalist Elliott Woods reports on animal poaching and human rights abuses in the Central African Republic in 2016.

Scott Anderson presents his reporting on "Fractured Lands" to educators through Skype. Image by Fareed Mostoufi. United States, 2017.
April 15, 2017
by Ifath Sayed, Fareed Mostoufi

Pulitzer Center organized a workshop with the University of Chicago to provide educators with resources on teaching students about the Middle East.

The Money Machine. Image courtesy of The Guardian. 2017.
April 13, 2017 / The Guardian
by Oliver Bullough

After Ukraine's revolution, the west promised to help the Ukrainians regain the money stolen by their former rulers. It turned out to be rather harder than that.

Minhel drinks tea while his children watch television in a hotel in Kastoria, Greece, near the Albanian border. Image by Lynsey Addario. Greece, 2017.
April 10, 2017 / Time
by Aryn Baker, Lynsey Addario

A Syrian refugee trapped in Greece suffers a setback in her family's quest for a home in Europe.

Blessing and two other teen-age Nigerian girls watch a rainbow over the short stretch of water separating Sicily from mainland Italy. Eighty percent of young Nigerian women who cross the Mediterranean are trafficked into sexual exploitation. Image by Ben Taub. Italy, 2017.
April 4, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: the incredible migrant trail of one woman, Bangladesh's toxic leather tanneries, and the Maldives losing battle agains climate change and losing democracy.

Roughly a hundred and fifty people wait to be rescued from an inflatable dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea, twenty miles north of Libya. The boat left with only enough fuel to reach international waters. Image by Ben Taub. Libya, 2016.
April 3, 2017 / The New Yorker
by Ben Taub

Every year, thousands of teen-agers from one city in Nigeria risk death and endure forced labor and sex work on the long route to Europe.

Mountains loom over displaced peoples' shelters in Al-Wazia'a. Image by Ahmed al-Basha/IRIN. Yemen, 2016.
April 3, 2017 / RTÉ
by Iona Craig

Iona Craig reports on hunger, geopolitics and U.S. military engagement as Yemen heads in to its third year of civil war.

One of three disparate parts of Palestinian East Jerusalem's "central" bus stations. Image by Miriam Berger, 2017.
April 2, 2017 / City Lab
by Miriam Berger

While East Jerusalem's bus network is clearly inferior to West Jerusalem's, less obvious is how it’s been privatized as a way to bypass the absence of an autonomous government.