Fragile States

Image by The Intercept, 2018.
June 17, 2018 / The Intercept
by Simona Foltyn

Iraq’s Courts Have Rushed to Convict Thousands of ISIS Fighters. This is One Family’s Struggle for Fairness, Truth, and Reconciliation.

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June 16, 2018
by Simona Foltyn

The war against ISIS in Iraq is officially over. Now the government faces another momentous task: It must bring those responsible to account.

Suhad Babaa, executive director of Just Vision, speaks at a panel on community-level peace building at the "Beyond War" conference. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.
June 11, 2018
by Kim Pate, Sawsan Morrar

Panelists at the "Beyond War" conference share stories of local peacebuilding efforts.

June 11, 2018
by Kayla Edwards, Jina Moore

Over the course of three hours, workshop facilitators consider challenges facing journalists and offer solutions used through their careers.

Director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations Paul B. Stares; Human Rights Watch Central Africa Director Ida Sawyer, panel moderator and NPR Deputy Managing Editor Terence Samuel; freelance journalist Reza Sayah; New Yorker staff writer Evan Osnos; and Center for a New American Security senior fellow Sarah Holewinski join forces to discuss the role that external governments play when intervening in global conflicts. Image by Jeff Barrus. Washington, D.C., 2018.
June 11, 2018
by Kayla Sharpe, Reza Sayah

Journalists and policymakers discuss the impact of external intervention in global conflicts during a panel at the Pulitzer Center Beyond War Conference.

The old railway that operates two times a week, between Dire Dawa and the border town of Dewele. Image by Charlie Rosser. Ethiopia, 2018.
June 11, 2018
by Tom Gardner, Charlie Rosser

Tom Gardner discusses his reporting as he follows the railway from Addis Ababa to the Djibouti coast examining efforts of the Ethiopian government to use grand infrastructure to develop a poor region...

Pulitzer Center grantee Nahal Toosi explains her investigative process while writing her extended piece for POLITICO documenting the United States' involvement with the Myanmar government amid the persecution of the Rohingya. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2018.
June 8, 2018
by Kate Karstens, Rebecca Hamilton

At a Beyond War conference panel, journalists and Pulitzer Center grantees discuss their reporting on the Rohingya crisis while the former Ambassador to Burma explained attempts by the United States...

Michael Scott Moore's book, set to release on July 24, 2018. Image Courtesy of Harper Collins Publishers. United States, 2018.
June 7, 2018
by Michael Scott Moore

Join grantee Michael Scott Moore at a book reading at Politics and Prose on Saturday, July 28. No RSVP necessary.

Children attend a class at a temporary-learning space run by UNICEF in a camp for displaced people in Kaga Bandoro, a rebel-held town in CAR. “Children are paying the highest price for this new surge of violence,” a UNICEF director says. Image by Jack Losh. Central African Republic, 2018.
June 7, 2018 / Newsweek
by Jack Losh

The United Nations and other organizations struggle to provide support to child soldiers in the Central African Republic.

Russian President Vladimir Putin with the president of Central African Republic, Faustin Archange Touadera. Image from President of Russia for media use. Russia, 2018.
May 31, 2018 / The Washington Post
by Cassandra Vinograd

What started last year with an unusual arms deal has expanded to include military training and talk of mining exploration–unsettling traditional Western partners in CAR.

A photo of downtown Yangon, Myanmar's largest city and commerical capital. Image by Timothy McLaughlin. Myanmar, 2018.
May 31, 2018
by Timothy McLaughlin

Journalist Timothy McLaughlin reports on domestic developments in Myanmar surrounding the Rakhine crisis as well as the case of two Reuters journalists currently on trial for their reporting.

May 23, 2018
by Phil Caller, Tania Rashid

Phil Caller and Tania Rashid discuss their three-part series for PBS NewsHour on the Rohingya refugee crisis—reporting on the mass exodus, rape, child marriage, and human trafficking—and finding a...