September 17, 2014 by Misha Friedman, Dimiter Kenarov

Russia's almost bloodless military annexation of the Crimean Peninsula from Ukraine has already claimed hundreds of human lives. LGBT people and drug users are among its first victims.

August 22, 2014 by Ty McCormick

Less than three years after independence, South Sudan collapsed into civil war. Thousands have died and famine looms on the horizon. Can rebel-leaders-turned-politicians lead the way to peace?

Image by Meghan Dhaliwal. Afghanistan, 2014.
July 29, 2014 by Meg Jones, Meghan Dhaliwal

How do you turn the lights off on a war? Wars end when troops come home, but what happens to all the stuff?

Image by Ekkasit Chaingam. Thailand, 2014.
July 23, 2014 by Richard Bernstein

Thailand is the land of smiles, free elections, and military coups. Why have its efforts at electoral democracy always failed, and can they ever succeed?

Image by Alice Su. Jordan, 2014.
July 15, 2014 by Alice Su

How do refugees mobilize to take care of themselves when aid agencies fail, the international community forgets, and asylum stretches into weeks, months and years?

Image by Yigal Schleifer. Turkey, 2014.
July 8, 2014 by Yigal Schleifer

The Cold War's end promised to bring democracy to many countries that had little previous experience with it. But the rise of a new brand of authoritarian and populist politics threatens that promise...

July 7, 2014 by Lukas Augustin, Niklas Schenck

A multimedia story following survivors and perpetrators of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda as they struggle with their past, meet each other for the first time and dare to ask for forgiveness.

Image by James Harkin. Turkey, 2014.
June 26, 2014 by James Harkin

How some of northern Syria’s children are being reared into a life of praying and jihad by a new kind of puritanical islamist group called the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham.

Karachi Circular Railway walkover. Image by Ivan Sigal. Nazimabad, Karachi, 2014.
June 18, 2014 by Ivan Sigal

An investigation of Karachi's urban development, tracing a defunct public transport route to explore stories about the city’s growth, its urban present, its rural past and its possible futures.

Image by Sebastian Meyer. Iraq, 2014.
May 2, 2014 by Jenna Krajeski, Sebastian Meyer

Today Iraq is consumed by sectarian fighting, but in the north the legacy of the US-led war is progress. Iraqi Kurdistan has autonomy, security, and oil. But what is Kurdistan beyond "the other Iraq...

Image by Joshua Hammer. Mali, 2014.
April 25, 2014 by Joshua Hammer

In 2012, Jihadists occupied two-thirds of Mali, creating the world's most dangerous terrorist sanctuary. This is the story of how it happened, and how a few brave individuals tried to outwit them.

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

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