Projects

Launched August 28, 2008 Ryan Anson
Four days before the opening of the Olympic Games in Beijing, the Chinese government faced an unexpected wave of violence in the heart of the country's restive Muslim homeland.
Launched August 23, 2008 Jason Motlagh
Sri Lanka is a byword for beauty and tragedy.
Launched August 18, 2008 Joel Brinkley
For much of the world Cambodia brings to mind the horrors of the Khmer Rouge's killing fields.
Launched August 17, 2008 Jack Chance, Simon Dearnaley
The doubling of the price of rice in Asia has given rise to what some have coined "the Asian Food Crisis." While some economists feel that this is a temporary price hike, others see that the devas
Launched August 15, 2008 Matthew Hay Brown
An exodus of more than 2 million Iraqis is reshaping the Middle East -- with ominous implications for the region.
Launched August 8, 2008 Jason Maloney, Zygmunt Dzieciolowski
The war between Russia and Georgia caught most of the world by surprise but it is a conflict that has long been brewing – and one that is part of a larger drama.
Launched August 8, 2008 Ginny Hill
The poorest nation in the Arab world struggles with high population growth, 40% unemployment and a persistent flow of refugees from Somalia.
Launched July 7, 2008 David M. Barreda, Kara Andrade
In the remote Petén region of northern Guatemala, environmentalists are fighting environmentalists in a behind-the-scenes ideological conflict over how best to save the vast but rapidly shrinking
Launched July 1, 2008 Heba Aly
Northern Sudan is a region that has largely been ignored, eclipsed by rebellion in Darfur and a civil war in the south that lasted two decades.
Launched June 18, 2008 Joe Rubin
In almost three decades of rule, Robert Mugabe's evolution from liberator to tyrant led Zimbabwe from democratic independence and its status as South Africa's breadbasket to a one-party state with
Launched May 7, 2008 Tristram Korten
In early 2008, gunmen wielding AK-47 rifles started attacking villages in Guyana.
Launched May 5, 2008 Don Duncan, Jessica Wanke
Dost Mohammad Fahim Khairy, an Afghan who left his country in a time of great turmoil and was resettled in the United States refugee program, makes his first journey home to Afghanistan since he l
Launched May 2, 2008 Shaun McCanna
The Taliban is not the only threat facing Afghanistan.
Launched April 24, 2008 Jason Motlagh
In April 2008 Nepal turned a corner.
Launched April 18, 2008 Karim Chrobog
Two rounds of civil war have engulfed Sudan for the last half century, killing two million people and displacing four million others.
Launched April 5, 2008 Kelly Hearn
Chevron is accused of having dumped 18 billion gallons of toxic waste in Ecuador’s Amazonian rainforest, and local residents are determined to hold them accountable.
Launched March 28, 2008 Kwame Dawes, Jamaica Production Team
Poet and writer Kwame Dawes travels to Jamaica to explore the experience of people living with HIV/AIDS and to examine the ways in which the disease has shaped their lives.
Launched March 27, 2008 Iason Athanasiadis
A resurgent Turkey is shifting from a linchpin of the Western system to an independent-minded actor dominating the world's key geopolitical intersection, between Europe, the Middle East and Caucas
Launched January 12, 2008 Sarah Stuteville, Alex Stonehill
In Ethiopia and Kenya, dry seasons grow longer and tribal conflict over access to water is on the rise, exacerbated by the proliferation of arms from Somalia. With clean water access scarce, the burden of securing a daily water supply has become a daunting task.
Launched January 4, 2008 Roberto Guerra, Ruxandra Guidi
For the past two years, Bolivian President Evo Morales has shifted drug policy in Bolivia toward a program he calls "Coca Si, Cocaina No."
Launched December 31, 2007 Don Duncan, William Wheeler
All year, a string of car bombs, assassinations and the encampment of anti-government protesters in downtown Beirut had elevated fears that Lebanon's deepening political crisis could ignite an all
Launched December 27, 2007 Jacob Baynham
Repressed and mismanaged by a cadre of generals since 1962, Burma erupted last September in the country's largest pro-democracy demonstrations in two decades.
Launched December 3, 2007 David Case
In December 2006, Ethiopia toppled Somalia's Islamic government, opening up another active front in the War on Terror.
Launched November 15, 2007 Antigone Barton, Stephen Sapienza
With HIV rates second only to those of sub-Saharan Africa, Caribbean islands that conjure visions of sun and sand now highlight the interplay between poverty and the epidemic in this hemisphere.