Fragile States

February 22, 2017
by Michael Scott Moore

Michael Scott Moore investigates the involvement of former Somali pirates on the East African migrant trail.

Seascape view from aboard the German frigate ship, the Frankfurt am Main, in the Mediterranean Ocean off of Tripoli. Image by Michael Scott Moore. Libya, 2016.
February 22, 2017
by Michael Scott Moore

Smugglers along the trail from East Africa to Europe, through Libya, tend to look after their own. Are former Somali pirates running Somali migrants?

Capturing suspected pirates off the coast of Somalia. Image courtesy of the European Union Naval Force. Somalia, 2012.
February 22, 2017 / Bloomberg Businessweek
by Michael Scott Moore

EU policy has stagnated while illegal migrant routes proliferate.

A family and friends of the deceased grieve standing before an open casket.
February 20, 2017
by James Fenton

James Fenton discusses reporting on President Duterte's violent war on drugs in the Philippines. The number of casualties in a 7-month period reached 7,000 following the president's election.

Peter DiCampo presents Everyday Africa curriculum to students in Buffalo Grove, Illinois. Image by Rebecca Kaplan. United States, 2016. 
February 20, 2017
by Ifath Sayed, tracy.crowley

Pulitzer Center education partner Tracy Crowley writes about how her collaboration on Everyday Africa with the Pulitzer Center changed the way students viewed the world.

February 20, 2017
by Faraz Chaudry, tracy.crowley

Teacher Faraz Chaudry describes how he used "Fractured Lands" to examine the unraveling of the Middle East with 8th grade students in Wheeling, IL.

Laborers south of Cairo manufacture bricks to feed Egypt's construction industry. With currency pressures on commodities and real estate, this is one of a handful operating hundreds of factories. Image by Jahd Khalil. Egypt, 2016.
February 20, 2017 / Quartz
by Jahd Khalil

The Egyptian real estate boom was driven by currency considerations. With the government investing heavily in new real estate, what does a floated currency mean for the industry?

Najiba holds her nephew, Shabir, who was injured from the same bomb blast that killed his sister. Najiba watched over the children while Shabir’s mother buried her daughter. Image by Paula Bronstein. Afghanistan, 2016.
February 13, 2017
by Paula Bronstein

Paula Bronstein took home an award from World Press Photo for her work in Afghanistan supported by the Pulitzer Center.

A border marker at Polyarniy Ural in Russia's Arctic. Image by Joshua Kucera. Russia, 2017.
February 13, 2017 / Roads & Kingdoms
by Joshua Kucera

After centuries of East vs. West argument, Russia chooses both.

February 10, 2017
by Jon Sawyer, Evey Wilson

Students at Pulitzer Center partner schools and universities react to the Middle East Strategy Task Force.

New informal development in a Western suburb of Cairo encroaches onto agricultural land. Image by Jahd Khalil. Egypt, 2016.
February 10, 2017
by Jahd Khalil

Egypt’s infrastructure has real life costs for its citizens, and requires targeted and accountable investment. Can the government make the right ones?

Egypt's biggest natural highway left empty. Image by Jahd Khalil. Egypt, 2016.
February 9, 2017 / City Lab
by Jahd Khalil

Egypt's Nile transport has some safety concerns, but if utilized properly it could mean a whole lot more lives (and money) are saved.