Image by Jim Burress. Liberia, 2014.
April 14, 2014 by Jim Burress

Years after the end of brutal, decades-long civil war, Liberia has little in terms of a mental health infrastructure. But the need is great, and progress is painstakingly slow

Image by Matthieu Aikins. Pakistan, 2014.
March 24, 2014 by Matthieu Aikins

Karachi is the world’s most violent city, with about 2,000 murders in 2013 as a result of its virulent gang politics. The city’s gangsters are openly linked to Pakistan’s national parties.

March 11, 2014 by Stuart Reid

For two decades, the eastern Congo has been ravaged by civil war. Can a former U.S. senator help bring peace?

Image by Boryana Katsarova. Ukraine, 2014.
March 6, 2014 by Dimiter Kenarov, Boryana Katsarova

Edging to the brink of civil war, Crimea has turned into a geopolitical crisis, perhaps the gravest threat to peace in Europe since the end of the Cold War.

Image by Daniella Zalcman. Uganda, 2014.
February 24, 2014 by Daniella Zalcman

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed the country's anti-homosexuality bill, presenting a growing threat to LGBT individuals.

Image by Tomaso Clavarino. Rwanda, 2014.
February 12, 2014 by Tomaso Clavarino

Today in Rwanda, the 1994 genocide is part of the past, but the country's thousands of maimed amputees are living reminders of the brutal horror.

Image by Misha Friedman. Russia, 2013.
January 11, 2014 by Misha Friedman

With homophobic rhetoric now legitimized by federal law, being gay in Russia can be extremely dangerous.

November 25, 2013 by Dominic Bracco II, Jeremy Relph

"Honduras: Aqui Vivimos" ("Honduras: We Live Here") explores the social conditions—abject poverty, corruption, political disillusionment, and gang culture—that have made Honduras a violent country.

November 22, 2013 by Reese Erlich

Many experts thought Assad would be out of power by now. But the initial popular uprising has devolved into religious and ethnic strife. Assad is seen by some as the best hope for stability.

November 17, 2013 by Anup Kaphle

A special election in Nepal fuels hope for an end to years of gridlock but thousands of Nepalis are voting with their feet—leaving the country in pursuit of better opportunities.

Image by Devon Smith. Northern Ireland, 2013.
November 17, 2013 by Devon Smith

It has been 15 years since the end of Northern Ireland's Troubles yet in Belfast, a city carved by "Peace Walls," the tension is still palpable.

November 11, 2013 by Jeff Kelly Lowenstein, Jon Lowenstein

Four decades after the military overthrew Chile’s democratically-elected government, the past remains a vital force in the country. A look at elections, memory and reform in this wounded nation.

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