Children in an IDP camp. Image by Paolo Pellegrin. Iraq, July 2016.
October 19, 2016
by Scott Anderson, Jon Sawyer

Pulitzer Center Executive Director Jon Sawyer joins in discussion at the Institute of Politics on one of the most comprehensive accounts of the contemporary Arab World's unraveling.

 ICARDA associate scientist Ali Shehadeh tried to negotiate with rebel groups to maintain ICARDA's seed collection in Syria after the war broke out. Image by Jacob Russell. Lebanon, 2016.
October 18, 2016 / takepart
by Jennifer Duggan

Scientists with a critical agricultural research organization are among the 11 million people forced to flee Syria's conflict. They took heroic steps to save resources vital for global food security.

October 13, 2016
by Scott Anderson, Ben Solomon

Landmark edition of The New York Times Magazine trace the lives of individuals across the Middle East living through the turmoil. Writer and multimedia journalist share those stories and...

Grantees and fellows gather at The National Press Club to celebrate the Pulitzer Center's tenth anniversary. Image by Jin Ding. Washington, D.C., 2016.
October 13, 2016
by Jon Sawyer

This week the Pulitzer Center celebrates its tenth anniversary, "To End AIDS" our latest e-book is now available on iTunes, and troops are now poised to retake Mosul from ISIS.

Still from video. Iraq, 2016.
October 10, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
by Jane Ferguson

An hour west of Baghdad, Fallujah used to be a thriving population center. Two years ago, it was overtaken by the Islamic State. The Iraqi army regained control of the city in June but now faces...

October 10, 2016 / Open Democracy
by Matt Kennard

Colombians rejected the government’s peace deal with the FARC. But what, exactly, would peace have signified in a country which continues to suffer extreme levels of inequality?

Lt. Maya Breslavski and her team detain a drunk driver after he attempted to flee the scene. Image by Misha Friedman. Ukraine, 2016.
October 6, 2016 / PRI's The World
by Misha Friedman

In Ukraine, substance abuse has been an epidemic for the past two decades—about 1 percent of all adults are intravenous drug users—the leading cause of HIV transmission in the country.

Still image from video. Iraq, 2016.
October 6, 2016 / PBS NewsHour
by Jane Ferguson

Militia groups, made up mostly of Shia fighters and often backed by Iran, have become instrumental in the charge to drive the Islamic State from Iraq. But many militia members are accused of war...

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.

October 5, 2016
by Lauren Markham

Meet Lauren Markham, a journalist reporting from El Salvador for the Pulitzer Center and VQR Magazine about the mounting violence in the capital city and prospects of meaningful change.

Damage wreaked on Turkey's sovereign parliament, which received a direct hit from a rebel F-16 on the night of the coup. Image by Christopher de Bellaigue. Turkey, 2016.
October 4, 2016
by Christopher de Bellaigue

Christopher de Bellaigue discusses his recent travels to Turkey to shed light on the degeneration of democracy not only in that country, but more widely.

October 3, 2016 / Virginia Quarterly Review
by Lauren Markham

San Salvador’s upstart mayor, Nayib Bukele, has promised a new way forward for a city besieged by decades of violence. His biggest obstacle, however, may not be the city’s gangs, but the city’s idea...