On War and Peace

American and French soldiers, with a translator working for the American military, attend a daily briefing at a Nigerien military base in Diffa, Niger, March 26, 2015. Image by Joe Penney. Niger, 2015.
March 12, 2018 / The New York Review of Books
by Joe Penney

How buoyant, proactive, and well-resourced security institutions are leading foreign policy in Africa at the expense of a demoralized and downgraded State Department.

March 12, 2018
by Fareed Mostoufi, Kara Andrade

Teachers and students from Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools in North Carolina explore global reporting through theater as part of NewsArts workshops led by Pulitzer Center staff.

Taimma Abazli, 24, holds her new baby Heln in their tent at the Karamalis camp in Thessaloniki. Image by Lynsey Addario for TIME. Greece, September 2016.
March 8, 2018
by Kim Pate, Aryn Baker

Pulitzer Center grantees take first place in the online feature story visual editing category for work on Syrian refugees.

March 6, 2018 / Real Media
by Matt Kennard

The UK, and London particularly, has become the global hub for showcasing weapons of war.

A man sweeps dust off the street at dusk in Agadez, Niger, January 16, 2018. Image by Joe Penney. Niger, 2018.
March 2, 2018 / PRI's The World
by Joe Penney

The $110 million drone base is slated to open later this year. Residents of the city of Agadez have a lot of conspiracy theories about exactly why US troops are there.

The American military base is seen in the distance in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 15, 2018. Image by Joe Penney. Niger, 2018.
February 28, 2018 / The Intercept
by Joe Penney

The U.S. military recently invited a delegation of local leaders in Niger to tour a secretive drone base.

Mabkhout Ali al Ameri stands with his 18-month-old son, Mohammed, in the village of al Ghayil in Yemen’s al Bayda province. Mabkhout’s wife, Fatim Saleh Mohsen, was shot in the back of the head by helicopter gunship fire as she fled with Mohammed in her arms during a U.S. raid. Image courtesy of The Intercept. Yemen, 2017.
February 26, 2018
by Iona Craig

Pulitzer Center grantee Iona Craig has been honored with the prestigious George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for her work covering the Trump administration's botched raid in Yemen.

February 26, 2018
by Glenna Gordon, Kayla Sharpe

During her multi-day visit, Gordon meets with students in a variety of fields including photography, business reporting, and film.

Venezuela Keyssar 3
February 21, 2018
by Alyssa Sperrazza, Natalie Keyssar

The International Center of Photography awards 2018 Infinity Awards to two Pulitzer Center grantees. 

February 20, 2018
by Jon Sawyer

Five short films explore the intersection of property rights with environmental and social issues. Join us at the Environmental Film Festival and hear from the filmmakers.

The American military base is seen in the distance in Agadez, Niger, Jan. 15, 2018. Image by Joe Penney. Niger, 2018.
February 18, 2018 / The Intercept
by Joe Penney

A massive U.S. drone base could destabilize Niger — and may even be illegal under its constitution.

Syrian refugees Taimaa Abzali and her husband Muhanned Abzali, and their six month old daughter, Heln, and son Wael, take the bus in the early morning in the sleet and snow as they make their way to their orientation with IOM on their second full day in Estonia. Image by Lynsey Addario. Estonia, 2017.
February 15, 2018
by Lynsey Addario, Aryn Baker

Two projects sponsored by the Pulitzer Center have received a World Press Photo nomination.