January 19, 2017 by May Jeong

The task of making peace in Afghanistan seem to have fallen on the shoulders of unlikely men. This is the story of their efforts to end the war in Afghanistan.

A view of San Salvador from the northern outskirts of the city. Image by Jonathan Blitzer. El Salvador, 2016.
January 16, 2017 by Jonathan Blitzer

Thousands of Salvadorans deported by the Obama Administration find a surprising new life in an unfamiliar homeland.

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...

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.

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