On War and Peace

Trump's refusal to certify the nuclear deal has drawn criticism from both Americans and Iranians. Still image courtesy Reza Sayah / PBS NewsHour. Iran, 2017.
October 17, 2017
by Tom Hundley

This week: Iran's reaction to Trump's nuclear declaration, the C.A.R. edges towards war, and an in-depth look at how humans are killing the Nile.

Fighting in Tabqa has displaced thousands of people. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons. Syria, 2017.
October 13, 2017 / CNN
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

In a bombed-out husk of a building on the outskirts of Tabqa, Gayle Lemmon met a family trying to wait out the hell of life under ISIS in Raqqa and the war for its liberation.

Writer Peter Gwin reported from a goldmine run by a former Seleka general outside the town of Bambari. Image by Peter Gwin. Central African Republic, 2017. 
October 12, 2017
by Peter Gwin

How does a country fail? Peter Gwin spent three years traveling to the Central African Republic to look at how a rebellion destroyed the nation and what's happened to its wealth of resources.

Reza Sayah interviews Amir Hossein Rasael for PBS NewsHour. Iran, 2017.
October 12, 2017 / PBS NewsHour
by Reza Sayah, Gelareh Kiazand

As U.S. awaits Trump’s decision on the Iran nuclear deal, how do Iranians feel about it?

Screenshot courtesy Reza Sayah PBS ​​​​​​​NewsHour.
October 11, 2017
by Reza Sayah, Gelareh Kiazand

In a multi-part series for PBS NewsHour, Reza Sayah and Gelareh Kiazand look at Iran’s influence in its war-torn neighbor.

Displaced people wait for rations in Bria, Central African Republic, on Sept. 26. Image by Cassandra Vinograd. Central African Republic, 2017.
October 10, 2017 / The Washington Post
by Cassandra Vinograd

The U.N. and independent watchdog groups worry the obscure conflict could flare into all-out war and even genocide.

The FPRC in Ndele, Central African Republic, uses two crumbling buildings as the base for their soldiers. Image by Cassandra Vinograd. Central African Republic, 2017.
October 8, 2017 / Al Jazeera
by Cassandra Vinograd

Ndele is firmly under control of the FPRC armed group. The rebels have brought stability and something akin to services as conflict grips the rest of the country. But is everyone happy?

Image courtesy of Flickr user Kurdishstruggle. Iraq, 2015.
October 6, 2017 / The New Statesman
by Kenneth R. Rosen

The Kurdish independence referendum on September 25, 2017 was met with pockets of violence.

Meet The Journalist: Kenneth R. Rosen
October 3, 2017
by Kenneth R. Rosen

Kenneth R. Rosen traveled to Iraqi Kurdistan, a semi-autonomous region, that is home to 4 to 5 million Kurds, to cover the referendum for independence.  

A sign at a refugee camp in northern Nigeria showing people wanted on suspicion of being Boko Haram members. Image by Glenna Gordon. Nigeria, 2017.
October 2, 2017
by Sarah A. Topol, Sydney Combs

Pulitzer Center grantee focuses on her reporting on Boko Haram former child soldiers and her nontraditional path into the journalism industry.  

Interviewing Klara, one of the commanders of the Raqqa campaign against ISIS. Image by Jon Gerberg/PBS NewsHour. Syria, 2017.
September 26, 2017
by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon

Take a look behind the scenes at Gayle Tzemach Lemmon's trip to Syria—a quest two years in the making to bring home the stories of soldiers, moms, dads, and little ones.

Mosul. Image by Kenneth R. Rosen.
September 26, 2017
by Kenneth R. Rosen

Iraqi Kurdistan wants to split from Iraq's central government. But a group of young Kurds have joined controversial Baghdad-backed militias of Iraq. They provide a unique window on where the country...