July 30, 2014 / The New York Times
by Kalyanee Mam

In a remote valley in Cambodia, a group of young monks join the Chong people in a fight to protect their forests, livelihood and heritage from the looming construction of a hydroelectric dam.

July 29, 2014 / Roads & Kingdoms
by Jeremy Relph, Dominic Bracco II

In these rural lands, poverty, murder, and injustice fuel a battle between farmers and rich landowners.

July 29, 2014 / Untold Stories
by Mattathias Schwartz

In this interview, George P. Schultz discusses Latin America, nuclear disarmament, and the origins of the war on drugs.

July 29, 2014
by Tom Hundley

Bangkok's legions of motorcycle taxi drivers are no longer "country bumpkins" and their support of anti-government protesters is a threat to the new military junta.

July 28, 2014 / Untold Stories
by Joshua Hammer

Ali Farka Touré and other Malian artists drew inspiration from the Niger, a sinuous waterway that has supported life for thousands of years. Now that Al Qaeda is gone, the music has returned.

July 25, 2014 / Al Jazeera America
by Alice Su

Jordan hosts refugees from not only Syria but also Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Palestine and more. Most of these refugees are in cities, not camps, and stay not for days, but years. How will Jordan respond...

July 24, 2014
by Amelia Warshaw, Jennifer Koons

A worldwide vigil for the Nigerian students abducted by Boko Haram draws attention to a major global issue: the education of girls.

July 23, 2014 / The New York Review of Books
by Richard Bernstein

Thailand is being ruled by a military junta for the 19th time since 1932, but this time some Thais may not meekly go along; Bangkok's motorcycle taxi drivers show why.

July 23, 2014 / Untold Stories
by Joshua Hammer

A journey by road, ferry, and military plane across northern Mali reveals the scars of the jihadist occupation—and signs of a still-smoldering conflict.

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?

July 22, 2014 / The Atlantic
by Alice Su

Jordan’s real crisis is not the threat of encroaching extremism, but the grinding weight of hosting victims from the region’s various humanitarian emergencies. How much longer can the Kingdom last?

July 21, 2014
by Jon Sawyer

India’s free lunch program, one of the world's largest anti-poverty programs, reaches 120 million children a day. It has improved health, promoted school attendance, and broken down caste barriers.