Guns line the wall of a private military company training centre in Hereford. Image by Matt Kennard. England, 2016.
January 10, 2017 / The Guardian by Matt Kennard

With the SAS based nearby, this picturesque city has a long military history. Now Hereford is formalizing its place as a center for a controversial industry which boomed during the ‘war on terror'.

Investigator Iyad Haddad explains the injuries the different spent weapons in his office have done to Palestinians. Image by Matt Kennard. Palestine, 2016.
December 28, 2016 / The Electronic Intifada by Matt Kennard

The Israeli arms industry is still marketing weapons used in Gaza and the West Bank as "battle-proven" and using the Palestinian territories as a "laboratory" to try them out.

A bus in San Pedro Sula awaits deportees from detention centers in the US. Image by Emily Gogolak. United States, 2016.
December 26, 2016 / The Nation by Emily Gogolak

Families fleeing extreme violence in Honduras and seeking asylum in the U.S. were detained in for-profit detention centers in Texas and deported to that same violence without adequate due process.

Kozak escorts British doctor Sheila Cassidy to the plane taking her out of Chile, in 1975. Image courtesy Museo de la Memoria y los DDHH de Chile.
December 14, 2016 / The Guardian by Ewen MacAskill

Under General Pinochet’s rule of terror in Chile, one man saved thousands of people from the dictator’s brutal secret police. How did Roberto Kozak do it – and escape death?

Photographs of the victims in Grimaldi. Image by Natalie Oren. Chili, 2016.
December 14, 2016 by Ewen MacAskill

Roberto Kozak is virtually unknown. And yet this quiet man played a crucial role after the 1973 coup in Chile and he helped tens of thousands of prisoners out of custody and to find safe havens...

Festival entrance, Essakane. Image by Alice Mutasa. Mali, 2015.
December 9, 2016 / Simon & Schuster by Joshua Hammer

Pulitzer grantee Joshua Hammer's new book tells the story of the "Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu" and their race to save the world’s most precious manuscripts.

December 7, 2016 / Foreign Policy by Sally H. Jacobs

With the passing of Fidel, a young generation of Cubans worries that the nascent rapprochment with the U.S. may be stalled or worse. Some worry that their future is bleak.

Richard and Elixa and their two daughters. Image by Natalie Keyssar. Venezuela, 2016.
December 5, 2016 / The California Sunday Magazine by Natalie Keyssar

As Venezuela slides deeper into crisis, inflation, food and medicine scarcity, and insecurity seem to escalate endlessly. Amid the chaos, families are struggling to hold their lives together.

November 22, 2016 / Three Weddings Press by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein

"The Chilean Chronicles" is a compilation of writings from Jeff Kelly Lowenstein's 2013 semester as a Fulbright Scholar at Diego Portales University in Santiago.

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November 17, 2016 / Untold Stories by Lauren Markham

Millenial mayor of San Salvador Nayib Bukele has promised to transform San Salvador into a "city of lights"—and he's doing so in unconventional ways. Will his strategies work?

Women dressed in traditional Korean dresses performing at the opening ceremony of the 15th Pyongyang International Film Festival. Image by Laya Maheshwari. North Korea, 2016.
November 16, 2016 / Fandor by Laya Maheshwari

More than 10 years ago, a British filmmaker received unprecedented access to film in Pyongyang. The documentary he made is an engaging portal into everyday life in North Korea.

Feminists protest sexual violence in Kyiv, Ukraine. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
November 16, 2016 / The Odessa Review by Sophie Pinkham

Over the last several months, the Ukrainian taboo against speaking out against sexual violence has been broken. A landmark Kyiv protest calls attention to sexual violence in Ukraine.