January 15, 2016 by Jason Motlagh

Fifteen years after the U.S. invasion, Afghanistan is in the grip of a mental health crisis that fuels an endless cycle of conflict. There are scant resources available to heal the collective trauma.

Travelers examine a most wanted poster featuring Boko Haram suspects at an airport near the Nigerian capital. Image by Jason Motlagh. November 2015.
January 12, 2016 by Jason Motlagh

Jason Motlagh reports on the battle against Boko Haram guerrillas, the aftermath of their reign and the underlying social and economic factors that fueled their rise.

Makhmour, Iraq. November 19, 2015. Sunni fighters who oppose the Islamic State take up formation along the front line near the ISIS-controlled village of Haj Ali, south of Mosul. Image by Moises Saman. Iraq, 2015.
January 11, 2016 by Luke Mogelson, Moises Saman

This year, a force comprised of Iraqi soldiers, Iranian-backed militias, Kurdish peshmerga, and Sunni police will attempt to retake Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, from the Islamic State, or ISIS.

Image by Will Swanson. Kenya, 2015.
December 23, 2015 by Ariel Zirulnick, Will Swanson

Al Shabab targeted non-Somali Kenyans in the northeast, sending them fleeing to safer parts of Kenya. Now the region must stand on its own.

December 11, 2015 by Marc Herman, Andreea Campeanu

On February 7, 2014, 300 people rushed a fence dividing Morocco from Spain, a rare land border between Europe and Africa. At least 14 died and border police now face charges of murder. Was it?

The Centro de Atención al Migrante Retornado in Tegucigalpa. Image by Emily Gogolak. Honduras, 2015.
November 16, 2015 by Emily Gogolak

Women fleeing extreme gang-based and domestic violence seek asylum in United States. Many are detained, deported, and targeted upon return.

November 12, 2015 by Elisabeth Zerofsky

A political party that grew out of Sarajevo's re-emerging post-war cultural scene is trying to help build a functional state in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Image by Paula Bronstein. Afghanistan, 2015.
November 5, 2015 by Paula Bronstein

Afghanistan is a country where the number of war widows is legion—and where tradition, law and poverty conspire to make their problems worse.

A graffiti-daubed house in the old walled city, in Diyarbakir, the main city in the Kurdish-majority southeast of Turkey. The graffiti says, 'you will see the strength of the Turk,' as well as exhortations to God, and was left by Turkish soldiers who recently fought running battles with Kurdish nationalists who had declared the walled city an autonomous zone. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. Turkey, 2015.
November 4, 2015 by Christopher de Bellaigue

Selahattin Demirtas guided his party to 59 seats in the Turkish general election of Nov. 1. He must now defend its peaceful message against the possibility of civil war.

Image by Tzeli Hadjidimitriou. Greece, 2015.
September 24, 2015 by Jeanne Carstensen

For thousands of refugees, the shores of Lesbos are their first passage into Europe. Can locals cope with the arrival of tens of thousands each month?

Image by Richard Bernstein. Taiwan, 2015.
September 4, 2015 by Richard Bernstein

Can China take over Taiwan without reunification? Many on Taiwan are worried that that's what it's doing.

July 16, 2015 by Misha Friedman, Masha Gessen

Ukraine's government is set to completely change many of the Soviet-style state institutions, but it has a short window of opportunity and the notoriously corrupt police force is its main priority.

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