Israeli private security guards chat with Israel Defence Force (IDF) soldiers behind the bars at Qalandia checkpoint. Image by Matt Kennard. West Bank, 2016.
October 27, 2016 by Matt Kennard, Claire Provost

A massive army has been built up around the world, not to fight traditional wars, but to protect corporate assets around the world.

Kim Il-sung Square, against a backdrop of the Taedong river and the Juche Tower on the other side.  Image by Laya Maheshwari. North Korea, 2016.
October 25, 2016 by Laya Maheshwari

Going to the cinema. Playing in a water park. Shopping at a supermarket. These are leisure activities mundane in many societies, but do people in Pyongyang experience them in the same way?

Fallujah city. Iraq, 2016. Image by Jane Ferguson.
October 5, 2016 by Jane Ferguson

At a critical time in Iraq’s history, Jane Ferguson examines the military forces involved in the battle for Mosul, the role of Iran-based militias and the status of Fallujah post-ISIS.

September 16, 2016 by Joshua Kucera

Examining the cultural, historical, and political meanings of Europe by traveling along its geographical border with Asia.

The Ataturk memorial statue in Istanbul's Taksim Square on the night of the coup
September 4, 2016 by Christopher de Bellaigue

The failed coup of July 15 brought Turks together to defeat an anti-democratic action by the military. But these events have left President Erdogan stronger—and more anti-Western—than ever.

Black and white image of children in silhoutte from an IDP camp in Iraq.
August 11, 2016 by Scott Anderson, Ben Solomon

The unraveling of the modern Middle East, from the Iraq War to the rise of ISIS and the global refugee crisis. A landmark collaboration with The New York Times Magazine.

A young pregnant woman in her room in El Carpintero, a section of Petare, Caracas one of the largest Barrios in Latin America. Venezuela
August 9, 2016 by Natalie Keyssar

In post-Chavez Venezuela, as an economic and political crisis threatens to plunge the country even deeper into chaos, daily life for many is a struggle for sustenance and safety.

Continent of Secrets: Uncovering Africa’s Offshore Empires
July 25, 2016 by Alvaro Ortiz, Will Fitzgibbon

A new game based on the Panama Papers that lets you discover the widespread, corrupt and often harmful offshore networks that deprive African countries of billions of dollars.

Nadja Drost and Bruno Federico, Venezuela
July 14, 2016 by Nadja Drost, Bruno Federico

With food shortages, collapsing health care, spiraling violence, political chaos and an economy in free-fall, Venezuelans of all types are living out the slow collapse of their country.

Rangers employed by the Chinko Project, in eastern Central African Republic, set out on a morning patrol to look for poachers and armed cattle herders.
July 12, 2016 by Elliott Woods

With a population numbering just 5 million, Central African Republic is a microcosm of sub-Saharan Africa's most enduring political and humanitarian crises. It is also the site of one of the...

Ivan Kulshytskiy is a deputy Cossack leader in the Donetsk People’s Republic
July 5, 2016 by Nick Schifrin, Zach Fannin

From Estonian militias to separatist fighters in Ukraine, tensions between NATO and Russia are approaching Cold War levels.

May 25, 2016 by Julia Barton, Sophie Pinkham

Two years after Euromaidan, the Russian seizure of Crimea and conflicts in eastern Ukraine, a depressing new reality has sunk in for many displaced Ukrainians: they're not getting their old lives...

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